Intercity Transit offers its employees an excellent comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, educational benefits, state-of-the-art technology and much more. The bargaining and non-bargaining benefits packages differ slightly. Depending on your employment status, you could be eligible for the benefits below. (The provisions of this benefit summary do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.)

Health Care

We provide comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage for employees and eligible dependents (spouse or significant other and children) through the State of Washington Health Care Authority (HCA). Employees and Intercity Transit pay a monthly premium contribution depending upon the plan chosen.

HCA Benefits and Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options
Various Plan Contacts
Uniform Medical Plan
Verification of Coverage

Life Insurance

Intercity Transit provides $35,000 life insurance coverage and $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for each regular employee. Additional life insurance coverage can be purchased by the employee through payroll deduction.

Disability Insurance

$50 - $240 per month long-term disability insurance is provided to employees through the State of Washington Health Care Authority (subject to eligibility rules and applicable waiting periods) paid by Intercity Transit. Optional long-term disability insurance coverage available to employees through payroll deduction paid in full by the employee.

Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

Employees are covered under PERS I, PERS II and PERS III of the Washington State Retirement System. Employee and Employer contributions are required at start of employment.

Plan information

Deferred Compensation Plans (401K and 457)

Intercity Transit offers three voluntary deferred compensation plans. Employees who contribute at least 6.2% to a plan receive a 6.2% employer match. Employee contributions are not subject to federal income tax until withdrawn. Plans are subject to Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations.

401k Vanguard - 1-800-523-1188;
457 State Deferred Compensation - 1-888-327-5596;
457 Mission Square (formerly ICMA) - 1-800-669-7400;

Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, and Observed and Floating Holiday Leave

Employees accrue 12 to 25 vacation days per year depending upon date of eligibility and length of service. The maximum accrual limit is 360 hours.

Employees accrue 12 days of sick leave per year depending upon date of eligibility. The maximum accrual limit is 960 hours.

Employees receive 11 paid holidays (6 observed/5 floating) per year depending upon date of eligibility.

Medicare Insurance

Employees hired on or after April 1, 1986, contribute 1.45 percent of their gross monthly earnings for hospital insurance (Medicare) tax. We match the employee contribution. IMPORTANT NOTE: Intercity Transit employees do not contribute to Social Security.

Worker's Compensation Insurance

Employees are covered under the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Industrial Insurance Program for job-related accidents, illness and disease. 

Payroll Periods

Employees are paid bi-weekly (every other Friday). There are 26 pay periods per year. Payroll payments are deposited directly into employee's bank accounts. 

Employee Assistance Program

Intercity Transit provides an Employee Assistance Program for all employees. Initial assessment and referral services are provided at no cost to the employee.

Job-Related Travel and Educational Opportunities

We pay expenses for authorized job-related travel, transportation, meals, lodging, and other related expenses. We also pay expenses for approved job-related training and course work (college tuition and books, workshops, seminars) paid by the Employer.

Employee Transportation Program

Intercity Transit encourages its employees to use transportation alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel (driving alone to and from work). To support ridesharing and other alternatives to driving alone, Intercity Transit provides assistance to employees in using transportation alternatives.