At the State Bar, our employees have access to a comprehensive benefits package that offers balance, flexibility, and security.
Benefits are available to our employees and their eligible dependents, which include a spouse or registered domestic partner, child(ren) up to age 26, child(ren) of any age if they are incapable of self-support due to mental or physical disability, and child(ren) who is a qualified IRS dependent.
Medical: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) administers health insurance coverage for employees and dependents. Employees can choose from a broad range of health insurance plans. The State Bar pays 80 percent of the plan premium.
Dental: Two dental plans are offered through Delta Dental for employees and dependents, one prepaid plan and one indemnity plan. The State Bar pays 80 percent of the plan premium.
Vision: Offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employees and dependents at a nominal cost.
Paid Child Bonding Leave: Eligible employees may receive up to 160 hours of paid leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child, including being unable to work due to pregnancy or childbirth.
Flexible Spending Account: Flexible Spending Accounts may be used to pay for certain qualifying health care and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars and can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
Life insurance: All employees receive fully paid life insurance at two times their annual salary at no extra cost.
Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance: All employees receive fully paid AD&D insurance at two times their annual salary at no cost.”
Long-term disability benefits: One of two long-term disability plans are offered to employees depending on their assignment. These plans offer a monthly benefit for nonwork-related accidents or illnesses.
Voluntary accident insurance: Employees can enroll in accident insurance which pays benefits for specific (nonwork-related) injuries and events resulting from a covered accident.
Voluntary critical illness insurance: Employees can enroll in critical illness insurance which pays a lump-sum benefit if diagnosed with a covered illness or disease.
Hospital indemnity insurance: Employees can enroll in hospital indemnity insurance which pays a daily benefit for a covered stay in a hospital, critical care unit, or rehabilitation facility.
Prepaid legal plan: Employees can enroll in one of two prepaid legal plans which cover a variety of legal matters.
Pension plan: Employees become members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and can retire as early as age 52 with five years of service credit in most cases. Existing CalPERS members or members of a reciprocal California public retirement system, who meet certain criteria, may be eligible to retain their classic membership and can retire as early as age 50 with five years of service credit.
457 Deferred Compensation Plan: Employees may enroll in a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. The Fidelity 457 plan offers a range of investment options that best suit your goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance.
Retirement benefits: Employees who retire from the State Bar and meet specific criteria, are eligible to participate in retiree medical and vision benefits.
For paid leave, State Bar employees can expect to:
The State Bar's comprehensive benefit plans also include: