As an employee of Lancaster General Health, you enjoy multiple benefits, in addition to your basic insurances and government mandated benefits. See below for summaries of some of these additional benefits:
Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine offers tuition programs to enhance the advancement of its employees and their professional careers. Tuition assistance is available for regular employees hired to work 20 hours or more a week (0.5 FTE). In order to qualify for tuition assistance, you must complete the following:
Eligible employees can have up to 100% of tuition expenses paid (excluding taxes, books, fees, etc. and less any grants or scholarships) if they attend the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College) for undergraduate and graduate-level programs.*
For questions about the tuition assistance program please email:
LG Health will reimburse up to $4,500 per calendar year for undergraduate courses and up to $4,800 per calendar year for graduate level courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities. Note: Degree programs that are offered at PA College will not be eligible for reimbursement from any other accredited college or university.
Employees attending institutions other than the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are required to complete a Tuition Assistance pre-approval and application eform prior to the start of any course(s) for which they may be requesting reimbursement. Upon completion of those courses, a final grade report and billing statement must be submitted within 60 (sixty) days using the eform to be considered for tuition assistance.
For employees who are utilizing tuition assistance at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, please note that there is a tuition deferment option available to you. PA College offers a tuition deferment that will allow you to postpone or defer payment of your tuition each semester until the conclusion of that semester. To complete the tuition deferment form, please log into the My PA College Portal, and then navigate to: Student Service Center > Billing > Tuition Assistance – LG Health/Penn Medicine Employees.
For questions about the tuition assistance program please email:
*Employees in a magnet cost center in a BSN program at PA College are eligible for tuition assistance for courses which start after their date of hire. A paper pre-approval application is required to be completed. Please email the tuition assistance team to obtain this form.
Tuition Assistance Pre-Approval and Application eForm (Only accessible from a work computer)
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Tuition Out-of-Pocket Calculator
You can take advantage of PeopleJoy at no cost. To get started, click here to complete a digital assessment that will deliver recommendations to optimize your student loan repayments and identify monthly savings or loan forgiveness opportunities you may qualify for. You will need your work UPHS email address and information about your student loans to access the assessment.
You may also contact email@example.com with questions.
LGH employees who have made 10 years’ worth of qualifying, direct student loan payments (120 total payments) while working for the government or a nonprofit organization, including UPHS, are eligible to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). This federal program may reduce or eliminate federal student loan debt for employees who work full-time in public service. Eligibility for the PSLF programs depends on several factors, and the process is often difficult to navigate. With the recently announced Limited PSLF Waiver Opportunity, which expires on October 31, 2022, more nonprofit employees are now eligible for PSLF.
PeopleJoy provides customized, actionable counseling for employees hoping to qualify for PSLF. The interactive PeopleJoy platform identifies the best repayment plans for student loans, and eligible employees will have the opportunity to work with student loan experts who can advocate on their behalf and ensure optimal repayment programs are in place.
We hope you take advantage of this new benefit designed to support our employees’ financial security and make Penn Medicine an even better place to work.
The Lancaster General Health Convenience Pharmacies offer easy access to over-the-counter items and prescription fills/refills, including over-the-phone and on-line prescription refill services, home and desk-side delivery services, (717)-544-5929 and www.LGHealth.org/refill.
When using the Convenience Pharmacy, employees also have access to the following benefits:
*LG Consumer participants must first meet the deductible before co-pays go into effect.
Convenience Pharmacy: Lancaster General Hospital, First Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Closed Sundays & Holidays
Convenience Pharmacy: Kissel Hill
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:30 pm, Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
LG Health Convenience Pharmacy Suburban Pavilion: Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, Third Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5:00 pm, Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
Reimbursement for qualified surrogacy or adoption expenses related to the birth or placement of an eligible child with a lifetime maximum of $15,000.
The Lancaster General Health Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) is designed to provide financial support for employees facing a wide range of temporary circumstances that place hardships on individuals and their families.
Eligible events for application include the following:
Up to $2,000 may be awarded per application; with a maximum of $4,000 being awarded during employment tenure with Lancaster General Health. All identifying information will be removed from your Employee Assistance Fund application before it is presented to the Employee Assistance Fund Committee for approval/disapproval.
Click the links under Quick Links below for additional program information.
A Bright Horizons early learning center is located less than one mile from LG Hospital, called Chesterbrook Academy at College Hill. The center offers child care for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children utilizing a curriculum that supports academic learning to enhance school readiness. The center is accredited by NAEYC and recognized by PA Keystone STARS with a STAR 4 rating. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided for the children as a part of the tuition. Infant baby food and formula are also included in the center’s tuition.
LG Health employees are offered special discounted rates and priority placement for their children to attend Chesterbrook Academy at College Hill.
Contact Chesterbrook Academy at College Hill 877-959-4183 (M-F 6a-6p) with any questions or to schedule a center visit
Click here for more center information.
For more than 40 years, Learning Care Group has demonstrated a commitment to service and respect to our families and employees. Our Blended Model® curriculum is unique in that it brings the best of teacher-directed instruction and child-led exploration together in a balanced system. Our teachers can naturally help children reach their full potential. Over the last 5 years, an average of 94.8 percent o children entering kindergarten met or exceeded state expectations.
LG Health employees are offered special discounted rates for their children to attend a U-GRO Learning Facility.
Contact 717-561-2201 with any questions or to schedule a center visit
Lancaster General Health & Learning Care Group Website
Click here for a listing of locations.
Click here for more information on LGHealth’s special discount rate and offerings at Learning Care Group.
KinderCare offers LGH employees a 10% discount off childcare for children from six (6) weeks old to 12 years old.
KinderCare Education and LGH Website
Finding the right care for your family can be tricky, especially when you work full time.
But you’re in luck; your company provides Care.com Membership as part of your Care@Work
benefits if your family has a child age 12 or under. So you can get the helping hand you
need—when and where you need it.
Prior to being able to access your free membership, you must add your dependent to your Workday profile. Please allow one (1) week after adding your dependent to access the free membership for Care.com. When signing up for your free membership, use only the first six(6) digits of your ID number (located on the back of your badge).
Employee activities include service award recognition, employee picnics and group travel opportunities. Employees receive savings and discounts on cellular phone service, internet shopping, bank and financial services, auto insurance, child care, dry cleaning, computers and software, pet services etc. Employees also enjoy discounted tickets for local amusement parks, movie tickets, RRTA bus passes, entertainment, sporting events and more.
More details on activities, discounts and savings are available on StarNet: Click on the MyBenefits button on the home page and access the ‘Activities and Tickets’ and ‘Employee Discounts’ links.
Employee Service Center
Employees who are currently enrolled in the LG Health employer paid Life Insurance through Minnesota Life / Securian are eligible to take advantage of Travel Assistance. Planning to travel 100 or more miles from home? Acess pre-trip planning and emergency services.
Access information by going to LifeBenefits.com/travel or by calling 1-855-516-4677.
AblePay Health is a Pennsylvania-based company that helps you save money and pay medical bills at a rate that is affordable and manageable. AblePay helps health-care providers manage expense while negotiating discounts for service, then passes these savings on to the user. You are able to add anyone you are willing to be financially responsible for, even if they are not on your insurance. This can include but is not limited to your spouse, children, parents and even friends!
Available to all LG Health Employees at no-cost (regardless of your participation in an LG health plan), AblePay is a free membership program that provides participants with medical care discounts, flexible and convenient payment options, and the necessary support if you have questions regarding AblePay.
If you have any questions, contact AblePay by phone 484-292-4000 or email: Support@ablepayhealth.com
Life in Lancaster City offers close-knit neighborhoods, beautiful architecture, and an easy commute to work. Stroll down a cobblestone street to market. Attend a world premiere of a new play. Take your children to an ice cream festival. Art galleries, sporting events, fine dining and family entertainment are all a part of Lancaster City’s landscape. The City offers a variety of housing types, which can accommodate a range of lifestyles and interests. A number of Lancaster General Health employees already live in our neighborhood. Lancaster General Health believes that encouraging a greater number of our employees to live in the neighborhood will have a positive impact on the number of owner-occupied homes, quality of property appearances and maintenance, and an improved sense of community relations.
Lancaster General Health has offered “Home in the City,” our neighborhood housing program since November 1, 2006. Home in the City consists of three programs: Mortgage Insurance, Settlement Assistance and Curb Appeal. The programs apply to residential properties in an established area as indicated on the attached map.
Through the program you have access to loan products designed especially for employees of Lancaster General Health. If you are a fulltime employee of Lancaster General Health, buying a home for your primary residence within the established area, or currently own and reside in a home in the established area, you may be eligible to participate in all, or some of the following Home in the City programs:
Lancaster General Health offers a deferred payment loan of up to $10,000 for the down payment and closing costs. No interest payments are due for a Lancaster General Health loan and the loan will be forgiven at 20% per annum over five years.
Lancaster General Health provides private mortgage insurance coverage to save you money upon lender approval.
Lancaster General Health provides a deferral payment loan up to $2500 toward exterior improvements to the real estate. Lancaster General Health’s matching funds loan will be forgiven at 20% per annum over five years.
Applicable payroll taxes will be deducted from the employee’s paycheck. The tax impact to the employee will be reviewed with the employee as necessary.
This information is intended as a general overview only. The terms, conditions and procedures of the programs are subject to change at Lancaster General Health’s discretion. Employees are urged to seek the advice of knowledgeable legal counsel when contemplating a real estate purchase.
Any questions regarding the Program may be directed to the Program Administrator at (717) 544-5231