Howdy, partner! We see that you’re new to these parts, so we want to take a moment and share some nuggets of invaluable info with you. We obviously believe you’re pretty darn special—otherwise, you wouldn’t be here—and we know InterWorks wouldn’t be here without our team of experts, like you. Our success is largely due to finding and keeping our treasure trove of employees safe and satisfied. We search high and low for the diamonds in the rough that make InterWorks the scrappy, smart pioneers we are.
We know we’ve struck it rich when it comes to our team, which means we work as hard as we can to protect our assets. In this next section, you’ll find all of our most wanted information, from payroll and benefits to professional development and the wildest perks around. Now go on, git!
Business is booming in town, and we know competition is something fierce when it comes to getting the best of the best to join your posse. We understand how important it is to offer competitive salaries and benefits in order to maintain our high level of success. On the flip side, we’re also intent on building a sustainable company that isn’t subject to every fluctuation of the tech industry and the larger economy. When we find great people who fit the InterWorks mold, we stand by ‘em, and we’re proud to offer reasonable initial salaries and readdress them as people achieve more and more success. Some employers out there may be able to offer higher dollar values, but we know that InterWorks is second to none when it comes to the team you’ll be working with, the atmosphere of casual excellence and the opportunity to do what you truly love.
Your offer letter shows whether your position is full-time or part-time and whether it’s exempt or nonexempt. Full-time employees are eligible for medical and retirement benefits, but all employees can participate in company perks. Nonexempt employees are eligible for overtime, per standard overtime guidelines.
We issue paychecks on the 15th (covering the 1st – 14th) and the 1st (covering the 15th – last day of the month). Changes will be made in advance whenever holidays or closings interfere with the normal pay schedule. So, make sure you ride on over to the bank to check on your money bags if you’re not sure.
At InterWorks, your voice is important to us, so feel free to give us a holler anytime. We want our employees to lead the charge, so we provide a heck of a lot of ways for you to share the thoughts and brainy ideas you’ve got rolling around in your noggin.
15Five is our employee engagement platform that serves a number of functions.
We are constantly in communication about the quality and efficiency of the work we’re producing, which means we’re evaluating performance on an ongoing basis. This informal review feedback is essential to each person here achieving their personal goals, as well as providing the best possible work product. However, casual chatter at the local water cooler just isn’t the same as a grand ole annual review. Therefore, we also conduct more formal performance reviews via 15Five on an annual and semi-annual basis. This is the time to look back on what you’ve accomplished and set goals for yourself. These reviews give us a chance to look back at the year’s successes and struggles and to assess the opportunities ahead. Compensation adjustments may also be made based on these yearly reviews.
We also offer an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A format at interworks.com/ama. This is where you’ll go if you’d like the boss himself, Behfar, to respond to a question that affects the company as a whole. We ask that you drop your name, so we can have some follow-up discussion and better context for your inquiry.
Finally, we have the “Ideas” button in Slack. If you make a suggestion that could benefit InterWorks, use this button. This will set a process in motion to make your brilliant ideas come to life.
We are committed to sponsoring a comprehensive benefits program for all full-time employees. We periodically review the benefits program and will make appropriate modifications based on maintaining a competitive and sustainable level of benefits. Due to the nature of changing and unforeseeable circumstances, we do reserve the right to modify, add or delete benefits offered. We know it’s a wild world out there, which is why we always aim to provide the very best to our team and their families.
InterWorks’ most important asset is our people, which is why we don’t monkey around with your welfare. That’s also why we offer you an exceptional benefits program with many options, designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Below, you will find summaries of InterWorks’ Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life and AD&D, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, HSA, FSA and Telemedicine.
The following steps will guide you through the enrollment process:
Make your benefit elections carefully, including the choice to waive coverage. Your pre-tax elections will remain in effect until the next annual open enrollment period unless you experience an IRS-approved qualifying change in status. Qualifying change in status events include, but are not limited to:
You and your family have the opportunity to enroll in the dental insurance plan provided by Cigna. The dental PPO plan has the same benefit coverage both in and out of network. You can maximize your benefits by using an in-network dentist since these providers charge a discounted rate for services and do not charge you for amounts in excess of UCR (Usual, Customary and Reasonable).
VSP members have access to one of the nation’s largest vision networks. VSP is the only vision plan that gives members the ability to use their in-network benefits at 1-800 CONTACTS, or choose a private practice eye doctor, or go in store to LensCrafters®, Sears OpticalSM, Target Optical®, JCPenney® Optical and most Pearle Vision® locations.
Effective May 1, 2022 your medical benefits will renew through Cigna. You will be offered two plans. A summary of the plans are included here for your review.
This benefit gives you and your family 24/7/365 access to US Board-Certified Physicians who can diagnose, treat and prescribe medication when necessary, via phone or secure video for many acute medical conditions at a $0 consult fee. This program also includes access to Licensed Therapists and Behavioral Health Providers for online therapy sessions; three free talk therapy sessions are provided per family per year.
100% Employer Paid
(Additional behavioral health counseling sessions available at a discounted cost.)
A Health Saving Account (HSA) is a way for you to save pre-tax dollars that can be used to pay for qualified health care expenses like deductibles, copays, coinsurance, prescriptions, vision and dental expenses. The funds are deducted via payroll and are deposited into the HSA account for future use. In order to contribute to an HSA, you must be enrolled in InterWorks’ High Deductible Health Plan.
Who contributes to an HSA?
For 2022, InterWorks will contribute to your HSA, up to:
How much can I contribute to an HSA?
Who cannot contribute to an HSA?
InterWorks provides eligible employees with a Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit through Cigna at no cost to you. This benefit is equal to $50,000.
100% Employer Paid
InterWorks also provides eligible employees with a Long Term Disability benefit through Cigna. This benefit is employer paid. In the event that you become disabled from a non-work-related injury or sickness, Long Term Disability income benefits are provided as a source of income. After 90 days of being disabled, employees are eligible for this benefit. This benefit pays 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $6,000 per month.
100% Employer Paid
Short Term Disability (STD)
Short Term Disability coverage is offered through Cigna. In the event that you become disabled from a non-work-related injury or sickness, Short Term Disability income benefits are provided as a source of income. After 14 days of being disabled for an accident or illness, employees are eligible for this benefit.
Accident coverage helps offset unexpected medical expenses, which can result from a fracture, dislocation, burn or other covered accidental injury – whether it occurs on or off the job. Surgical care, hospitalization, transportation and lodging assistance are among the benefits covered.
Critical Care coverage helps provide a financial cushion with a lump-sum benefit if you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness: Heart Attack, Stroke, Cancer, Major Organ Failure, Permanent Paralysis due to a Covered Accident, etc.
100% Employee Paid
An FSA offers you a way to reduce your taxable income while at the same time pay for medical and dependent daycare expenses. You can use pre-tax dollars toward eligible expenses. The annual household maximum allowed for healthcare expenses is $2,850 and $5,000 for Dependent Care. For those enrolled in the HSA, a Limited Purpose FSA is available for dental and vision services.
100% Employee Paid
Contact your Client Advocate at OneDigital with any plan design questions or claim issues. He is there to assist you with any plan issues.
Toll Free: 1.800.304.6157
Medical, Dental, Life, LTD and Voluntary Benefits
Member Services: 1.888.842.4462
HSA & FSA
Member Services: 1.888.873.8205
Member Services: 1.800.877.7195
Member Services: 1.404.845.4100
Life Assistance Program
Member Services: 1.800.538.3543
This is intended as a convenient summary of the major points of benefit plans. This does not cover all provisions, limitations and exclusions. The official plan documents, policies and certificates of insurance govern in all cases and are available for your inspection at any time.
The plan is a valuable benefit program offered to you as an employee of InterWorks. It can help you put money aside for a financially secure retirement. Through the plan, you can save for retirement now, so you can make hay where the sun shines and have the income you’ll need after you stop working.
Participating in the InterWorks, Inc. 401(k) Plan is easy. You can contribute a portion of your pay to your plan account each payday through convenient payroll deduction. InterWorks also may make contributions to your account. Contributions are then invested in the plan’s investment options you select.
There are tax benefits as well. Your qualifying contributions, employer contributions, and all earnings on your account are not subject to current federal income tax (or, where applicable, state or local taxes) until you take them out of the plan. This tax deferral gives your retirement savings the opportunity to grow under the most favorable terms possible. So, don’t dilly dally, ya hear?
Who can participate?
All full-time employees are eligible on the 1st day of the month following your employment start date. In addition, you must be age 21 or older.
When may I join?
Once you become eligible, you may enroll on the 1st of the month following your hire date. If you choose to wait, you may enroll at any time, using the American Fidelity website.
How much can I contribute to the plan?
As an eligible employee, you may authorize your employer to withhold up to 75% of your salary not to exceed the annual dollar limit set by law.
Can I make catch-up contributions to the plan?
Eligible participants who are at least age 50 before the end of the plan year may make catch-up contributions to the plan.
Are rollover contributions permitted to this plan?
Yes, rollover contributions may be made to this plan from other qualified plans and IRAs at any time after you become an employee. Contact your previous employer to initiate the process. You will also need to obtain a rollover packet from the American Funds website.
How does my employer contribute to the plan?
How do I become “vested” in my plan account?
All contributions that you make are always 100% vested. Employer contributions vest as follows:
Years of Service
After 1 year
After 2 years
After 3 years
After 4 years
After 5 years
After 6 years
What is the normal retirement age for the plan?
The normal retirement age for the plan is age 65. If you are not already fully vested, you will become 100% vested in all of your accounts under the plan if you retire from InterWorks on or after reaching your normal retirement age.
How are plan contributions invested?
You give investment directions for your account, selecting from investment choices provided under the plan. You may change your investment choices at any time.
What investment options are offered under the plan?
Option A: Choose a Target Date Fund
A good choice if you:
Option B: Build Your Own Portfolio
You may do this by accessing your American Fidelity account.
Welcome to Ye Olde InterPerks Store: Free Stuff Just for Y’all? Darn Tootin’.
Each year, InterWorks will pay for half of up to five InterWorks-branded clothing items. Where do you get these items, you reckon? There’s a web store for that! Head to the InterWorks Online Store for the full catalog.
We want to promote a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle.
FOR: Often a membership, such as a gym, service or studio. No hardware or equipment purchases.
HOW: Submit the receipt each month and you’ll be reimbursed up to the limit. Single transaction per month, please.
AMOUNT: Individual $50 p/mo. or Family $75 p/mo.
Using an Oklahoma YMCA? Contact receipts@ and we can pay direct.
We want you to relax and recharge, either as a family or going solo.
FOR: Typically, an annual membership or pass. Think lakes, parks, aquatic centers, zoos and museums.
HOW: Submit your receipt and you’ll be reimbursed. Single transaction per year.
AMOUNT: Up to $200 p/yr.