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Benefits
​Thank you for your interest in the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). EEI is one of the nation's premier trade associations, having served the electric power industry and its customers for more than 80 years. We know that our staff members are our most important resource, and we are committed to offering them an exceptional benefits program and work environment.

Our benefits include comprehensive medical and dental plans, a generous 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, educational assistance, transportation benefits, fitness center memberships, an Employee Assistance Program, and more.

EEI also sponsors activities to celebrate the accomplishments of our employees, including a holiday party and a special summer event. Our staff members participate in community events that raise money for a variety of charities, including the United Way, SOME (So Others Might Eat), The HSC Pediatric Center, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

We take pride in the outstanding benefits we provide for our employees. Learn more information about our benefits below.

Health Insurance

Employees can choose between three UnitedHealthcare® medical plans: Choice, Choice Plus, and Choice Plus HSA. EEI also offers a Dental PPO and Vision plan. Coverage is effective the first day of the month after hire.  EEI currently pays the full cost of individual HSA coverage and subsidizes other medical and dental coverage levels. Employee premiums can be paid with pre-tax dollars.

401(k) Plan

EEI’s 401(k) Plan enables ​staff members to save for retirement on a pre-tax, after-tax and/or Roth basis. Participation can begin the first day of the month after hire. Our match is very generous: dollar for dollar for the first 6% of salary. Employees also receive a non-elective employer contribution after the end of each calendar year, subject to service requirements. EEI’s contributions vest 20% a year and are fully vested after five years of service. A full range of investment fund choices, including a self-directed brokerage account option, is available.

Paid Leave

Our employees receive Paid Time Off (PTO) each year with the amount based on years of service. New employees accrue 1.25 days of PTO for each full month worked in the first calendar year, up to 15 days or 3 weeks. Approximately ten designated holidays and one floating holiday are also provided each year.

Educational Assistance

EEI will reimburse 75% of approved tuition and associated costs, including laboratory and registration fees and books, up to $5,250 per calendar year. A grade of “C” or better is required for reimbursement. The staff member must remain employed by EEI for at least a year after completing the classes or will have to repay the Institute for classes completed in the last year. 

Flexible Spending Accounts

To help our employees save money on their taxes, EEI offers medical and dependent care spending account plans.

Fitness Center

Memberships in the Market Square Fitness Center, located one block from EEI, are available to employees for no cost. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EEI’s Employee Assistance Program is available to help staff members and their families resolve various problems, including family or marital difficulties and financial planning or legal worries. The EAP provides confidential assistance at no charge to the employee. A dependent care referral service to help locate childcare and eldercare resources is also available.

Transportation Benefits

EEI assists employees in saving money on daily commuting expenses. Through the SmartBenefits program, employees can pay a set amount of commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars. To encourage use of public transportation and biking, EEI will provide a “green subsidy” to partially offset certain transportation costs. As an additional benefit, some parking expenses can be paid with pre-tax dollars. 

Disability Plans

EEI’s short-term and long-term disability plans provide employees with financial protection in the event of an extended illness or disability. The coverage is provided at no cost to the employee.

Life Insurance

Life insurance, equal to one time annualized salary up to applicable limits, is paid for by EEI. Coverage begins the first day of the month after hire. Voluntary supplemental life insurance is available. Business Travel Accident Insurance is paid for by EEI for all employees.

Wellness Program

EEI sponsors a variety of wellness events and seminars. As an incentive, employees may be able to receive a cash reward by participating in the Wellness Program. 
 
 
This information highlights some of the features of EEI's benefit plans. Most of EEI's benefits are for full-time employees only. If any statement conflicts with the applicable plan document, the plan document will govern. EEI continues to reserve the right to change, amend or terminate any or all provisions of its benefits plans for active or former employees at any time and for any reason.

EEI is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or permit discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation (the status of being enrolled as a student), political affiliation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy extends to all aspects of a person's hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.