Border States is a 100% employee-owned company through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). So what does this mean? Our employees own the company! We take pride in the work we do every day, and in return it enables us to share in the growth and prosperity of our company. This company paid retirement gives you an opportunity to amass significant personal wealth.
We enjoy great benefits
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Cold and flu season happens, so does the occasional stomach bug or broken bone. When you (or your dependents) are sick, know that we’ve got you covered. We offer a self-funded plan that provides health, dental and prescription drug benefits for you and your dependents - and are continually striving to maintain affordable rates and above average coverage.
We also offer accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity coverage to help you be prepared for the unexpected.
Border States cares about your eyes! We have partnered with VSP, one of the largest vision benefits companies in the U.S., to make it easier for you to see well and stay healthy. Our low-cost vision insurance is an easy way to save money on routine eye exams, prescription eyeglasses and other vision-related services. It also provides discounts for additional items such as LASIK and non-prescription eye-wear.
Have medical or daycare expenses? Our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses. This is a great way to save money on taxes for expenses you would have paid anyway,
We offer a 401(k) Plan to provide an opportunity for all eligible employee-owners to supplement their retirement. Our 401(k) Plan is available to help you in saving for retirement using pre-tax or Roth contributions, and gives you the flexibility to make changes as you need.
To assist your family in the hardest of times, Border States provides our employee-owners with a company paid Life Insurance Policy equal to 1.5 times annual earnings (up to $150,000). In addition to this company support, employee-owners are also able to enroll in Supplemental Insurance to provide additional coverage options for themselves and their family.
As much as you might wish you could work 24/7 with your fellow employee-owners (we do have some pretty cool ones...), we know things happen outside Border States that require your time away. That’s why we offer personal leave for employee-owners to be used for a variety of situations: vacation, personal business, illness, medical appointments, family illness, or observance of unpaid holidays, for example.
Celebrate and enjoy the holidays with family and friends through our paid holiday time. We also offer a Floating Holiday to be used any day of your choice; “Happy birthday to you!”.
Some days are harder than others, and that is ok. Border States recognizes the importance of your wellbeing, so . we offer a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employee-owners and their immediate family members. Our EAP plan can help you with stress, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, nutrition and weight loss, parenting and much more.
Whether you are facing major life events or every day stressors, our 100% confidential EAP is there help and support you. Each employee-owner and their immediate family members can receive assistance through telephone consultations, face-to-face consultations, educational materials and online resources. We are all employee-owners and are in this together.
Our Profit-Sharing Program rewards employee-owners when financial goals are met. As an ESOP company we want to educate you on the business financials and reward you when goals are met and exceeded!
As part of our Service Excellence culture, Border States recognizes the skills and knowledge of our employee-owners are critical to the success of the organization. We also recognize continued training and development for employee-owners is essential in providing quality service to our business partners. Because we care about your development so much, we provide opportunities for professional development through training and educational programs. Bring on the learning!
Longevity in your career is something to be celebrated, and at Border States we do just that. We recognize every 5 years of service with a monetary award. This token of appreciation is just one of the ways we engage and honor those who are making a lasting impact at Border States.
Have a fun project you’re working on and need some supplies? Employee owners are offered a discounted rate on products we sell. That sweet new kitchen with fancy lighting will be done in no time!
Adopting a child is an exciting time in your life! We offer adoption assistance to help cover some of those costs so you’re able to welcome your new family member and enjoy your time with greater peace of mind.
Our employee-owners are our foundation at Border States and their overall well-being is essential to our success. Through our POW program, we encourage and support the overall wellness of our employees through a variety of programs and offer the potential to earn up to $250 per year in incentives.
We have a passion for helping out in our communities. With our Volunteer Policy, our employee owners are able to spend up to 16 hours of paid time per year volunteering.
What does it mean to be an employee-owner?
Being an employee-owner means being part of something bigger than yourself. It’s about working hard to share in one another’s success. This idea comes to light through Border States’ employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
What is an ESOP?
An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a tax-deferred employee retirement benefit plan. ESOPs are designed by law to invest primarily in company stock.
Our ESOP provides employee-owners with a means to accumulate an ownership interest in Border States. We participate in open-book management. We also have generous profit sharing bonuses, strong stock growth and ESOP contributions.
Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture, and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. When our customers are successful, we are successful.
Being an employee owner means:
- You have a stake in the company and an opportunity to share in
the rewards of our success.
- You have a responsibility to use your talent and company resources to ensure the company achieves its strategic goals
- Border State's success will lead to personal financial rewards for you.
Who contributes to the ESOP?
Unlike a 401(k) plan, participants do not contribute their own money to the ESOP. The company makes all contributions to the ESOP
How does my ESOP account balance grow?
Each year, the company makes contributions of stock or cash to the ESOP.
The contribution amount is determined by the company’s profits for the year.
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