Employee Benefits

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. And we do. It’s part of our commitment to providing a work environment where every employee can thrive — personally and professionally.

The following summary is an overview of Special Olympics Southern California's employee benefits. Please note that Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance benefits are available the first of the month following date of hire.


We provide four coverage options and pay 100% of the premium for employee only coverage for those who select the Blue Shield HMO Plan*. View more information about medical, dental, and vision options, including a summary of coverage and bi-weekly cost to the employee based on the medical plan they select.

Flexible Spending Accounts

This plan allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for unreimbursed health care expenses up to $2,550 and child day care up to $5,000. Accounts are administered by TASC.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

If you should become disabled according to our policy, a portion of your income will be paid for the duration of the disability until normal retirement age. Special Olympics Southern California pays 100% of the premium for this coverage. The provider is Cigna.

Life Insurance

All employees enrolled are provided an amount equal to one time their annual earnings for life and accidental death and dismemberment. Special Olympics Southern California pays 100% of the premium for this coverage. The provider is the Cigna.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Employees may select additional life insurance policies for themselves and/or their families via payroll deductions. The provider is Cigna.

Paid Holidays

Special Olympics Southern California offers employees 12 paid holidays per year:

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Day After Thanksgiving Holiday
President's Day Christmas Eve or Day After Christmas
Memorial Day Christmas Day
Independence Day New Year's Eve
Labor Day New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day Floating Holiday (day of your choice



Vacation accrual schedule:

  • Year 0-3: Ten (10) days per year
  • Years 4-8: Fifteen (15) days per year
  • Years 9+: Twenty (20) days per year

Sick Pay

Special Olympics Southern California offers 12 days per year, and up to six of those days may be used to care for an ill family member.

403b Retirement Savings Plan

The 403b Plan is administered by TIAA-CREF. Participation is open to eligible employees upon hire. Special Olympics Southern California provides a match after 12 months of service. We match 50% of the first 6% of employee contributions.

This summary is an overview of SOSC’s employee benefits. Written materials relating to each plan/benefit are provided to each employee and should be carefully reviewed.

*Due to premium differentials, there is an employee contribution for Kaiser.

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