At Southeast Food Distribution, providing a supportive environment goes way beyond the workday. We offer comprehensive benefit options as part of our total compensation plan. Our benefit offerings are designed to provide economic incentives and support for our employees in a fair and uniform manner, and consistent with company objectives.
Eligibility for Benefits
The Company will provide group medical, dental, vision-care and life insurance benefits to all full-time employees after the first 90 days of employment. A full-time employee must work at least 30 hours per week on a regular basis in order to maintain full-time status.
Management Succession and Development
The company has a comprehensive Management Development Program (MDP) for existing and potential supervisors and managers. This program is designed to prepare employees to take on more challenging roles within the organization and to become more effective members of the Southeast Food Distribution management team. A select number of candidates are approved for the MDP each year based upon their level of readiness.
Southeast Food Distribution provides full-time employees and their dependents an excellent group insurance package. This program includes employer-paid life insurance with a face value equal to the employees’ annual base compensation, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance equal to the employees’ annual base salary, starting 90 days after the start of employment.
Group Medical and Dental Insurance
Southeast Food Distribution Company, L.P. offers a comprehensive group health insurance plan (Cigna Medical and Cigna Dental) in which the company pays for the majority of the insurance plan for full-time employees. Coverage is effective after 80 days of employment. In addition, the plan offers a Preferred Provider Option (PPO) that allows covered persons to take advantage of discounted medical rates.
Additional Voluntary Benefits
- Three types of additional insurance coverage are provided through AFLAC, the company’s insurance carrier.
- Additional Life Insurance: Enables you to tailor coverage for your individual needs and helps provide financial security for your family members.
- Hospital Confinement Insurance: Pays you a lump-sum benefit for a covered hospital confinement or outpatient surgery.
- Accident insurance: Helps offset the unexpected medical expenses that can result from a fracture, dislocation, etc. Affordable spouse disability coverage (accident, sickness & maternity) is also available.
After six months of service, you are eligible for vacation. Must be a full-time employee to qualify.
Full-time employees are eligible for holiday pay after 90 days of employment, and are paid for an 8-hour workday. Part-time employees are eligible for holiday pay after 90 days of employment, and are paid based on the average daily pay for the two weeks prior to the holiday. Southeast Food Distribution generally provides six paid holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Southeast 401(k) Plan and Profit-Sharing Plan
Southeast Food Distribution’s’ 401(k) plan is another benefit designed to help you plan and invest for the future through long-term saving, using pre-tax dollars. This means that the money you save plus the amount normally paid in taxes will be put into your 401(k) savings account.
Southeast Food Distribution will match personal contributions to each participating employee’s 401(k) account, if the company achieves its earnings target for the fiscal year, at a rate of 25% of each dollar contributed to a maximum of 6% of the employee’s annual compensation.
Each eligible employee is also entitled to the benefit of the company’s profit-sharing plan. This benefit is paid 100% by the employer if the company achieves its earnings target for the fiscal year. This amount is then allocated to the profit-sharing account for each eligible employee. Enrollment into these programs is available during the months of January and July for full-time employees who have completed one-year of service prior to the enrollment period and have worked at least 1,000 hours.
Full-time employees are eligible for short-term disability benefits after satisfying a 180-day exclusion period. Benefits begin on the eighth consecutive day the employee is out of work due to an illness, pregnancy or off-the-job accident. Benefits are 50% of the employee’s basic weekly earnings and are payable for up to 26 weeks.
Full-time employees are eligible for long-term disability benefits. Benefits begin after an elimination period of 180 days and after short-term benefits have been exhausted. Benefits are 50% of the employee’s basic monthly earnings.
Southeast Food Distribution is an equal opportunity employer. In all of our employment practices, including hiring, we are firmly committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or other protected class. No question in the application process is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant’s consideration for employment on such grounds.
Southeast Food Distribution provides a substance-free workplace. All candidates being considered for employment will undergo appropriate testing in conjunction with our drug-free workplace policy. If you use illegal substances, please do not apply for employment here.