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Benefits Package Overview

At Pathways, Inc., you will receive a benefit package designed to help you and your family members maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve a work-life balance, manage your finances, plan for retirement, and live a less stressful life.

Benefits Package Overview

Pathways, Inc. provides multiple opportunities for employment in the areas of Care Coordination, Childcare, Clinical Services, Community and Habilitation Services, Residential Services, and Therapeutic Foster Care with excellent compensation and benefits.

Medical Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Full Time Employees
Provider: Excellus BCBS  
Hybrid PPO and High Deductible (HDHP) options
Highlights: Depending on the needs for health insurance, Pathways Inc. offers two options for a comprehensive medical plan. Hybrid plan offers co-payments for common services.

Dental Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Full Time Employees
Provider: Guardian Insurance Company
Plan: Dental Guard PPO
Highlights: Preventative is covered at 100%, in addition to many other value-added benefits.

Vision Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Full Time Employees
Provider: Davis Vision Insurance
Plan: Designer Plan
Highlights: Eye Examinations—Eyeglasses—Frames—Contact Lenses and much more; with little to no co-payment, with value-added features like breakage warranty at no additional cost. 

Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Full Time Employees
Provider: Guardian Insurance Company
Highlights: Pathways, Inc. pays the premium for basic Group Term Life and AD/D insurance plan for the term of your full-time employment. 

Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Part Time Employees (30 hours/wk. +)
                  Regular Full Time Employees
Provider: Guardian Insurance Company
Highlights: LTD Insurance provides income protection to you in the event a disability prevents you from working for more than 180 days.

Supplemental Insurance

Eligibility: Regular Full Time/Part Time Employees
Provider: Combined Insurance Company
Highlights: Short-Term Disability, Accident, Term Life, Accidental Death/Dismemberment, Critical Illness, Specified Disease and Universal Life insurance is available to eligible employees after 6 months of employment. Coverage is portable.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Eligibility: ALL Employees
Provider: Clinical Associates
Highlights: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides you and your family members with confidential, accessible support to manage life’s challenges including: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship/family issues, work concerns, grief/loss, stress, attention and focus, as well as a variety of other concerns. Choose from five office locations (Bath, Corning, Elmira, Horseheads, and Ithaca) or telehealth options, with extended hours.
Cost: Receive 5 free sessions, per person annually (

Eligibility: ALL Employees
Provider: NexGen EAP
Highlights: Short term Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling is available (both in person, telephonically and video) through our global network of behavioral health providers. The benefit is short term in nature and clinically driven up to 8 face to-face counseling sessions per issue per year are included (telephonic or video counseling sessions may be substituted for face to face services upon request).
Cost: Your free, CONFIDENTIAL, 24/7 Total Wellbeing EAP benefit includes: immediate connection to a Mental Health Professional and counseling referrals ( or use the mobile app: Balance Benefits)

Pathways, Inc. Employee Retirement Plan

Eligibility: ALL Employees
Plan: John Hancock Retirement Services
Highlights: The 401(k) Pathways, Inc. Employee Retirement Plan has been designed to provide you with many valuable advantages – advantages that can save you money today as well as providing for a secure future.

Credit Union Memberships

Eligibility: ALL Employees
Credit Union: Corning Federal Credit Union / ServU Federal Credit Union
Highlights: Employees have the option to become a member at the above federal credit union and enjoy all the benefits of being a credit union member. 

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Eligibility: Regular Full Time Employees
Plan: Benefit Resources
Highlights: An FSA allows you to pay for anticipated everyday health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligibility: All Employees
Highlights: After completing the three month orientation period, employees are eligible for reimbursement for their approved education courses taken during off-duty hours. All employees must have worked an average of 20 hours per week during the three months preceding the request. Employees must apply in writing and receive approval before the course starts. Reimbursement is based on course grade. The maximum reimbursement is $2,000 per year. 

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

Working at Pathways can be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness!  For details, visit:

Employee Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees may take time off from work for vacations, holidays, optional holidays, bonus vacation, sick time, and emergency time.

Agency Observed Holidays

Pathways, Inc. observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day        
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

In addition to the holidays scheduled above, four additional holidays designated by the program; or given to you to use as Optional Holidays.

Regular Vacation Time

Eligibility: Regular Part Time Employees (21 hours/wk. +)
                  Regular Full Time Employees

Upon satisfactory completion of your orientation period, you may begin to use accrued vacation.

Employees accrue the equivalent of 10 workdays per year, pro-rated according to the number of hours normally scheduled per week.  You may accrue regular vacation time up to a maximum of the equivalent of 20 workdays per year.  Upon completion of 3 years of employment, you will begin accruing the equivalent of 13 days, pro-rated to the number of hours normally scheduled per week.

Bonus Vacation Time

Eligibility: Regular Part Time Employees (21 hours/wk. +)
                  Regular Full Time Employees

Bonus vacation days awarded at the rate of 3 Bonus Vacation Days at hire and annually on the anniversary date.

0                           3 bonus days
1 year                   4 bonus days
2 years                 5 bonus days
3 years                 6 bonus days
4 years                 7 bonus days
5 to 9 years          8 bonus days
10 to 14 years      9 bonus days
15 to 19 years    10 bonus days
20 to 24 years    11 bonus days
25 years (+)       12 bonus days

You may maintain an unlimited amount of bonus vacation days in your bank; however, any unused bonus vacation time upon separation of employment forfeited.

Emergency Paid Time Off

Eligibility:    ALL Employees

Employees accrue Emergency PTO at the rate of 1 hour every 30 hours worked, available as soon as earned. Emergency PTO is time off from work that was not scheduled, or planned. Employees have access to 56 hours per calendar year (Jan-Dec) for unplanned absences from work. Examples: Weather, Personal sickness (with no doctor note), child/family member illness.  

Sick Time Off

Eligibility: Regular Part Time Employees (21 hours/wk. +)    Regular Full Time Employees

Employee Sick Leave is provided to assist employees in income replacement in the event of short or long term personal illness and may be used in conjunction with FMLA (employees own illness only)/Short Term Disability/Worker’s Compensation).

Employees accrue the equivalent of up to 10 workdays per year (combined with Emergency PTO), pro-rated according to the number of hours normally scheduled per week.  Upon completion of 3 years of employment, you will begin accruing the equivalent of up to 13 days, pro-rated to the number of hours normally scheduled per week. There is no cap on the number of days you may accumulate for sick leave.


For questions or to learn more about benefits available to eligible employees, please contact:

Human Resources
Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-3200