DEA offers several medical insurance plan options with a wellness program that offers the opportunity for employees to earn premium discounts. In addition, DEA offers employees dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and both short- and long-term disability insurance.
To help pay for expenses not covered by insurance, DEA provides access to a flexible spending account for medical expenses. Our consumer-driven healthcare plan includes a health savings account that DEA contributes to, and employees have the option to contribute additional amounts as well. Using these accounts, employees may set aside tax-exempt money to pay for deductibles, co-payments, or other non-reimbursed health care expenses.
Employees at DEA also have access to an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). The EAP is a free, confidential assessment and referral service for employees and their families. The EAP deals with a broad range of human issues, including marital/family problems, alcohol or drug abuse, emotional or mental health issues, job performance problems, grief and loss, and financial problems. In addition, the program offers work/life balance resources and tools.
“Enjoyment” is one of DEA’s core values. While work is important, DEA feels there should be a healthy balance between work, family time, and personal pursuits. Therefore, DEA typically doesn’t schedule company meetings on weekends, provides flexible work hours to help families with special needs such as child care, provides paid holidays, and encourages employees to take advantage of its generous paid leave policies.
DEA knows that child and elder care expenses can be significant. To help with this obligation, DEA offers a flexible spending account program that allows employees to set aside tax-exempt money to pay for child or other dependent day care.
Education, Training, and Professional Development
DEA encourages employees to take part in technical and professional societies and educational programs. It believes that professional effectiveness depends upon an employee’s efforts to increase his or her knowledge and skills.
DEA is a privately held, employee-owned company. It provides company-paid retirement benefits through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in which all regular, non-contract, non-union employees participate. Because the ESOP is a part of a retirement plan, these contributions are tax qualified. Participating in the ESOP also makes DEA employees shareholders in the company.
To help its employees save for the future, DEA provides the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) Plan. These programs underscore DEA’s commitment to financial security for its employees and their families.
Employees who are interested also may be given the opportunity to purchase stock directly.