NERI Benefits

We believe that benefits, like careers, should make a difference. NERI offers a comprehensive benefits package that helps you meet your unique individual and family needs. Our benefits program supports your complete life—including your health, financial future, professional development, and the balance between work and personal needs.

Health

We're in the business of health, so naturally we want you and your family to have first-rate care and coverage you can count on.

Comprehensive health insurance is effective upon your date of hire. Our health benefits include preventive care as well as inpatient and outpatient services to help employees manage and improve their health and wellness. Our medical plan, provided through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, includes a vision benefit, health club membership reimbursement, and access to nutrition and weight loss programs. Additionally NERI's Toolkit for Wellness program offers the opportunity to work with a personalized health coach to identify and address any health related issues. This program is HIPPA compliant and maintains strict confidentiality between the participant and their coach.

Prescription drug benefits are available at retail pharmacies or through a mail order program through the health plan.

Our Blue Cross Dental plan offers an extensive network of providers that accept pre-negotiated, reduced fees for both preventive services and treatments. NERI pays 100% of the dental premium for both individual and family enrollments.

Our medical plan is subject to annual deductibles. At this time NERI pays 50% ($1,000) of the annual $2,000 individual deductible, and 50% ($2,000) of the annual family deductible of $4,000 through a Health Reimbursement Account.

NERI employees can reduce their taxes with a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). This program lets staff set aside pretax dollars for health-related out-of-pocket expenses. A Dependent Care FSA lets you set aside pretax dollars for day care, elder care, in-home child care or even nursery school.

In order to promote staff health, NERI maintains an on-site exercise facility. Company offices are situated alongside the Charles River, with direct access to a town-maintained bike, walking, and jogging path. NERI offers secured bike parking inside the building. There are also showers for those who wish to freshen up after riding to work.


Finances

NERI’s 401(k) plan, administered through Fidelity provides a variety of investment options to meet different investment objectives. Our plan offers rich company matching contributions that are fully vested at time of enrollment.

NERI offers company-paid life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, long term care and other insurance products to provide financial protection and to you and your family.

Employees also have access to an internationally recognized financial planner to provide advice on protecting your assets and saving for the future.

A company-sponsored program through Coldwell Banker helps employees looking to purchase their first home, sell their current home, and/or purchase a new home. There is a tax-free cash-back incentive, as well as mortgage prequalification.

Finally, NERI offers monetary rewards to eligible employees who refer job candidates.


Professional Development

NERI has an educational assistance program to encourage personal development through formal education. This program enables staff to maintain or improve job-related skills through tuition reimbursement.

NERI encourages active staff participation in professional organizations related to their training and interests, and supports full or partial membership in relevant professional associations.

Employees at NERI create and maintain individual development plans to ensure that their unique growth and development needs are addressed. Employee growth can be recognized formally across project management and/or research career ladders. To support this effort, we promote appropriate training—both in-house and external—that helps employees meet their career goals.

Additionally, NERI has created specific career tracks for Data Managers and Programmers.

NERI encourages employees to apply for positions within the company, with open positions posted on our internal job board.


Work and Life

NERI employees work hard, so we offer a number of programs to help them relax, enjoy their families, and manage responsibilities outside of work.

We offer ten company-designated paid holidays each year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

NERI offers an opportunity for employees who wish to observe additional cultural or religious holidays not included in the 10 standard holidays to exchange up to 3 designated holidays for those observances.

NERI offers a paid time off program that includes sick, personal, and vacation time. Paid time off is accrued each payroll period with a maximum of 185 hours/year for the first five years of employment, and 250 hours/year beginning the sixth consecutive year. Employee accrual balance cannot exceed 2x their annual accrual. Paid time off is provided for the death of an immediate family member. Jury Duty and Military Leave allow for regular pay during some or all of required service.

NERI has a policy allowing for flexibility in work scheduling, within standard business hours. An employee may work with his or her manager to determine the feasibility and specifics of a flexible schedule, based on the needs of the business and the employee.

NERI is easily accessible by public transportation and the company subsidizes 25% of the cost of a monthly MBTA pass for eligible employees, with the employee portion paid through payroll deduction. Based on availability, eligible employees not enrolled in the MBTA Pass Program may qualify for company-paid, on-site parking.


Share