United Power offers a competitive benefits package for full-time and part-time employees.

Medical Insurance

Carrier: United Healthcare – Two plan designs to choose from.
Eligibility: first month after employment.
An HSA is available for those choosing the HDHP.

Dental Insurance

Carrier: Delta Dental – 80/20 Plan; $1,000 annual maximum. Orthodontics available.
Eligibility: after 3 months
Cost Percentage Breakdown: 100% United Power for non-bargaining employees, 95% for bargaining. Cost indicated is for regular full-time or part-time employees.

401K Carrier: Great West Life

401K Plan Features: Employee can contribute after 30 days. United Power matches 100% of employee contributions up to 7% after 1 year.

Pension Plan

Carrier: NRECA
Pension Plan Features: After 1 year, United Power contributes to plan, no employee contributions, 100% vested after 5 years or age 55.

Life Insurance

Primary Carrier: Assurant – Basic Life and AD&D
Value: 2X base salary
Eligibility: first month after employment
Cost Percentage Breakdown: 100% United Power, 0% employee

Supplemental Life Insurance

Supplement Carrier: Assurant Insurance – Basic and AD&D
Value: $10,000/$10,000 AD&D
Eligibility: first month after employment
Cost: 95% United Power, 5% employee

Long Term Disability

Carrier: Assurant
Value: 66 2/3% of base salary
Eligibility: after 60 days employment
Waiting Period: 13 weeks, generally payable to age 65
Cost Percentage Breakdown: 95% United Power, 5% employee

Sick Leave

Employees accrue 12 days of sick leave per year. No maximum on accrual. After 20 years of employment, 25% of sick leave will be paid to employee upon their termination. Sick leave is prorated for part-time employees.


Bargaining Unit
1 – 9 Years: 10 days
10 Years: 15 days
11-19 Years: An additional 4 hours each year until employee reaches 20 years
20 + Years: 20 days

Non-Bargaining Unit
Accrue equivalent of above but on a pay period basis.

Employees can receive a bonus week of vacation for conserving sick leave. Salaried employees can earn additional vacation days for working uncompensated hours. Vacation is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligibility: after 6 months employment
Coursework must be applicable to current or promotional position and requires a one year payback period.


United Power observes seven holidays (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the following day, and Christmas Day) and offers four floating holidays to regular, full-time and part-time employees.

Other Benefits

Business Travel Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Section 125 Plan
Credit Union Membership
Home Computer Purchase Plan
Brighton Recreation Center Passes at half the cost
Employee Activities & Discounts

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