Benefits and wellness

Basin Electric offers a competitive pay and benefits package and career growth opportunities. The cooperative offers a generous vacation, sick leave and holiday package, as well as 401(k), pension, medical, dental, flex spending accounts, life and accidental death insurance and long term disability. The cooperative also offers paid education on a sliding scale determined by grades, and interest-free loans for personal computers and exercise equipment. When hired, your relocation costs may be covered.

If you have questions about any of these benefits, contact our Human Resources department.

Medical insurance

  • Coverage starts first day of employment
  • Employee pays a small percentage of premium based on salary

401(k) plan

  • Two options available: Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
  • Basin Electric contributes/matches a percentage of employee contribution based on employment status
  • A loan option is available

Cancer care / intensive care plans

  • Supplemental insurance for expenses incurred either due to cancer or extended stays in a hospital intensive care unit
  • Different options available
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Dental insurance

  • Two options of coverage available
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by Employer for Denta 50
  • Employee pays difference in premium for Denta 150

Vision insurance

  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following the first day of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Flexible spending accounts

  • Two separate accounts: Dependent Care Account and Health Care Account
  • Dependent Care Accounts are used to pay for child care expenses while employee and spouse are working
  • Health Care Accounts are used to pay out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, co-insurances, and other medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Contributions are pretax and begin the first of the month following date of employment

Dependent life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage available for spouse and eligible dependent children.
  • Coverage starts the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through bank deduction

Life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage determined by rounding up base annual salary to next thousand
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment Employer provides 2X coverage
  • Employee can purchase up to 3X additional coverage through payroll deduction
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for life insurance
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for AD&D insurance

Short-term disability

  • 3 month benefit after 7 days of sick/injury off the job
  • 30 day waiting period
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Long-term care

  • Includes nursing home, assisted living, home care, respite care, bed reservation, alternate care, caregiver training, and equipment
  • Different options available
  • Premiums paid by employee through bank deduction

Long-term disability insurance

  • 90-day waiting period
  • Pays 60 percent of predisability salary or 70 percent of all sources of income
  • Payment begins after 90 days of total disability
  • Premiums paid by Employer

Work/life balance

  • Flexible work schedules are available for many employees
  • Child care, through a partnership with YMCA (starting February 2016)
  • You are encouraged to be a part of your community through volunteer work, serving on boards and more
  • Sports sponsorships
  • Wellness programs, fitness center (see more below)
  • Supports youth through paid internship programs, summer work program and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Employee Assistance Program

  • Offers confidential help in areas of personal concern and difficulty
  • Includes emotional crisis; individual, marital, and parenting concerns; financial and legal difficulties; chemical addiction evaluation; and work-related problems
  • The cooperative will provide up to eight appointments with an employee assistance counselor for each problem

Safety gear

  • Basin Electric provides safety gear free of charge to employees
  • If the job requires fire resistant (FR) clothing, the cooperative provides a budget for FR every year
  • If the job requires steel toed boots, the cooperative will pay for a new pair each year
  • Safety glasses and ear plugs are available to all employees to take home to use with their families

Retirement program

  • Waiting period based on employment status
  • Normal retirement is age 62
  • Retirement benefits are calculated using a predefined benefit formula
  • Premiums paid by Employer

Educational assistance

  • Full-time employees who complete undergraduate or graduate course work at a local/regional accredited educational institution in an approved program may receive up to 100 percent education reimbursement
  • Part-time employees may be eligible for pro-rated reimbursement

Exercise Equipment / PC loan program

  • Employees purchase their own computer systems or exercise equipment and, based on qualified purchases, repay the loan per the terms of the loan agreement through payroll deduction

Wellness program

  • Basin Electric and its subsidiaries promote a total lifestyle approach to employee wellness by providing blood screenings, flu shots, fitness facilities, and wellness and health education programs
  • Employees can take walks on breaks on designated walking paths
  • There is a doctor on staff who is available for office visits and through video chats, and who can prescribe medication
  • A BE Well committee sets up activities and fitness challenges, including reduced-cost FitBits®

BE Involved

  • Employees are encouraged to get involved in their communities, even during work hours when appropriate and approved by a supervisor
  • The BE Involved committee makes getting involved easy, through regular notices on upcoming volunteer opportunities and information on local organizations that could use some help
Basin Electric is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Employment opportunities
Contact us

Direct inquiries about jobs or internships at Basin Electric's North Dakota facilities to:

Human Resources Division
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58503-0564 USA

Email: hr@bepc.com
Phone: 701.223.0441 (ask for Human Resources)
Fax: 701.557.5110