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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) recognizes and appreciates our most valuable assets ? our Employees. One way our Agency clearly demonstrates its commitment to our Employees is through our outstanding benefit programs.



? Medical Plans ? Dental Plan ? Vision Plan ? Flexible Spending Accounts ? Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment ? Paid Time Off and Holidays ? Short-Term Disability ? Long-Term Disability ? DART Capital Accumulation Plan 401(k) ? DART Retirement Plan Money Purchase Plan ? Educational Assistance

? AFLAC: Cancer/Specified-Disease Critical Care & Recovery Hospital Confinement Indemnity Accident Hospital Intensive Care

DART cannot exist without healthy employees, and the everyday Choices we make can help us live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives-- both at work and at home. So, DART provides a confidential and secure Wellness Portal offering that helps you identify specific ways to improve your health and live a healthier lifestyle. Wherever you are in your health journey, the Wellness Portal has resources for you. We believe every employee should have guided opportunities that lead to improved physical and mental well-being, financial security, and a better quality of life overall. We offer many initiatives throughout the year to help guide you to a healthier lifestyle.

Medical Plans

Accountable Care Plan

Calendar Year Deductible





Calendar Year Out-of-Pocket Max*





Office Visit

Primary Care

$25 Copay


$50 Copay

Urgent Care

$50 Copay

Co-insurance (applies after deductible is met)

Hospital Services

Emergency Room Service

$250 Copay

Preventative Care

Routine Well-Care Visit and Services

100% Covered

Immunization and Vaccinations

100% Covered

Prescription Drug Plan (30-day supply)


$30 Copay

Preferred Brand

$70 Copay

Non-Preferred Brand

$100 Copay

Accountable Care Flex Plan

$2,250 $4,500

$4,250 $8,500

$35 Copay You pay 30% after deductible

$100 Copay

You pay 30% after deductible

100% Covered 100% Covered

$20 Copay $100 Copay You pay 30% after deductible upon appeal approval

Open Access DART Plan

$1,600 $3,200

$2,750 $5,500

You pay 15% after deductible $100 Copay

You pay 15% after deductible

100% Covered 100% Covered

$15 Copay $80 Copay You pay 15% after deductible upon appeal approval

* out of pocket maximum includes deductible, medical co-pays, co-insurance, and prescription expenses.

Dental Plans

Annual Contributions

Calendar Year Deductable

Calendar Year Maximum Benefit Diagnostic and Preventive Care Benefits* Restorative, Endodontic, Periodontal, Oral Surgery, and Prosthodontic Services Crowns, Inlays/Onlays Services, Implants/Implant Repairs

Orthodontic Services

Ortho Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment (Adults and Children)

Lifetime Maximum Benefit


$50 per individual $150 per family $1500 per individual

100% 80% 50%

50% $1500 per individual


$100 per individual $1500 per individual

80% 60% 50%

No benefit unless utilizing a Delta PPO provider $1500 per individual

* Diagnostic and preventative care does not count towards annual maximum benefit ** Reimbursement is based on PPO contracted fees for a PPO dentist. *** Delta Dental Premier? dentists are considered non-PPO dentists. Reimbursement is based on Premier contracted fees for Premier dentist and the program allowance for non-Delta Dental dentist.

EyeMed Vision Plan

Vision Plan Benefits

EyeMed Participating Providers


Eye Exam: (one every 12 months)

You pay $20 Copay

You pay the full amount and the plan will reimburse you $30

You pay the full amount and the plan will reimburse you:

Eye lenses*: Benefit includes standard uncoated plastic

You pay $20 Copay

$20 for single-vision lenses $30 for bifocal lenses

$40 for trifocal lenses

$300 Allowance for Employee only: no charge

For even plan years only (e.g. 2018), employees have a $300 allowance for either eyeglass lenses, The $300 allowance is also

frames, contact lenses and fittings

available out-of-network

The eyeglass, lenses, eyeglass frames and contact lens benefit above apply to employees in the "odd plan years" (e.g. 2019) and apply to dependents every year.

*You may use the eyewear benefit toward glasses or contact lenses every calendar year. Benefits cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts, promotions or prior orders.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

FSAs provide another tax-advantaged way to use paycheck deductions toward health expenses. DART offers Healthcare FSAs and permits participants to carry over up to $500 into the next plan year. DART partners with HealthSCOPE to offer these accounts as well as Dependent/Elder Day Care FSAs for day care expenses.

Employee Per Pay Period Cost

Medical Plan Contributions

Accountable Care Plan

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Children Family

$63.74 $129.99 $106.12 $181.42

Accountable Care Flex Plan

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Children Family

$5.50 $81.35 $54.93 $148.02

Open Access DART Plan

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Children Family

$69.26 $159.77 $127.69 $220.83

Dental Plan Contributions

Delta Dental

Employee Cost per Pay Period

Employee Only Employee & Spouse Employee & Children Family

$5.60 $9.68 $9.66 $14.94

Vision Plan Contributions

EyeMed Vision

Employee Cost per Pay Period

Employee Only


Employee & Spouse


Employee & Children




DART-Provided Benefits

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

DART provides you with basic life insurance and basic accidental death & dismemberment at one (1) times your base annual salary or a minimum of $50,000 coverage, whichever is greater, at no cost to you.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Full-time employees accrue PTO beginning with your first paycheck. You may take PTO after completion of 6 months of employment. As an hourly full-time new hire employee, you can accrue up to 80 hours of PTO within the first year of employment. Salaried full-time employees you can accrue up to 136 hours of PTO within the first year of employment.


Through this coverage, DART provides you with income continuation in the event you are unable to work due to your own personal illness or injury. Short-Term Disability benefits are paid at 66 2/3% of your base bi-weekly pay.

Benefits begin after you have been disabled 14 consecutive days and have used 80% of any accumulated sick leave balance for hourly employees or 50% of Paid Time Off (PTO) balance for salaried employees. Benefits end when you are no longer disabled or when the short-term disability period ends (180 days maximum), or when you are transitioned to Long-Term Disability Benefits This can also be supplemented with your PTO. If your disability extends past 180 days, Long-Term Disability benefits are paid at 60% of your bi-weekly pay.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

DART provides every employee and their family members a free, confidential counseling and referral service that can help you deal with life's challenges.

Voluntary Benefits

Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance

DART offers additional life and AD&D insurance you may purchase. The benefit is in multiples of your salary up to 5 times or $500,000. Evidence of insurability is required for supplemental life insurance over 3 times your salary or $400,000. You may also purchase additional insurance for your dependents.


Benefits include Initial Diagnosis Benefit, Wellness Benefit, Radiation and Chemotherapy Benefit, Surgical/ Anesthesia Benefit, plus much more. Dependent children are covered at no additional cost.

Critical Care & Recovery (Specified Health Event)

Benefits include a First-Occurrence Benefit as well as Hospital Confinement and Continuing Care Benefits for a serious health event such as heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac arrest.

Hospital Confinement Indemnity

Benefits include Annual Hospitalization Confinement Benefit, Surgical Benefit, Invasive Diagnostic Exams Benefit, plus more.


Benefits include Emergency Treatment Benefit, Specific-Sum Injuries Benefit, Accidental Death Benefit, Initial Hospitalization Benefit, plus much more.

Hospital Intensive Care

Benefits include Daily Hospital Intensive Care Unit Confinement Benefit, Daily Step-Down Intensive Care Unit Confinement Benefit, Ambulance Benefit, and Major Human Organ Transplant Benefit.

Financial Benefits

DART Capital Accumulation Plan-- 401(k)

DART's 401(k) plan is an easy way for you to automatically set aside money for your retirement. You can contribute from 2% to 50% of your pay and DART will contribute $.50 cents to your account for every dollar you contribute to the plan (up to 6% of pay). Matching contributions begin after you complete 180 days of continuous full-time employment, and you become fully vested after 5 years of service.

DART's 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

This Plan is sponsored by ICMA-RC which offers employees another way to save and invest for retirement with pre-tax salary deductions.

Key features include of the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan:

? Employees can contribute up to the IRS maximum limit each year between the two plans.

? There is a 10% penalty for withdrawals made from your 401(k) account prior to age 59 ?, but no such penalties for early withdrawals from your 457(b) account.

? Loans are available on your 401(k) balance, but not available against your 457(b) balance.

DART Retirement Plan-- Money Purchase Plan

Employees with more than 180 days of continuous full-time, regular employment are eligible to benefit from DART Retirement plan, a money purchased plan. DART contributes 7.7% of your eligible pay into a separate investment account administered by Vanguard.

Educational Assistance

After six months of employment, all full-time employees are eligible for reimbursement of qualified expenses related to pursuit of a degree. DART reimburses up to $2,500 for full-time employees per fiscal year.

Unless otherwise stated, benefits listed here apply to full-time employees only. This document is not a contract of employment. The information included here is intended as a brief summary of benefits, and does not replace the legal plan documents or underlying insurance contracts. In case of a discrepancy between this summary and the legal plan document or contract, the legal plan document or contract will govern in all cases.

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