Total Benefits

AHA employees at bicycle event outside of Albany Medical Center Hospital

Our Total Rewards are WHY

Our Total Rewards program offers very competitive benefits, PTO, retirement and many other perks to show that we really do care about our employees. Below is a brief overview of what we offer:

Health Benefits

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical plan the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost for you and your covered dependents to ensure benefits are affordable including domestic partners (same or opposite sex).


Few things are more important than our health. AHA offers comprehensive medical plan options with different levels of coverage and cost so that you may choose the plan that best meets your individual and family needs. Our plans focus on wellness and provide preventative screenings at 100% coverage in‐network.


Our dental plan gives you the flexibility to use a participating network of dentists or a dentist of your choice. The plan is designed to encourage preventative care, which is covered at 100%, as well as coverage for basic and advanced dental services.


Vision benefits offer coverage for routine eye examinations as well as glasses or contact lenses at various levels depending on whether services are provided by an in-network or out‐of‐network provider.

Retirement Plans

AHA’s Retirement Plans are designed to assist employees in maintaining financial independence during retirement years. AHA’s plans offers you a way to start for your future. Our retirement plans include:

  • 403(b) Supplemental Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA)
  • 401(a) Qualified Retirement Plan
  • 403(b) Pension Plan

Disability and Insurance

For those unplanned life events, AHA offers our employees different disability options as well as several insurance options to take care of you and your family. Our disability and retirement plans include:

  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for you and your dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance


AHA’s total compensation program is focused on engaging and retaining employees who are motivated by high performance expectations and are committed to making the American Heart Association the most effective, respected voluntary health organization in the country.

It Is All About Me! Wellness Program

This fun and educational program is committed to helping you on your journey toward optimal health. The program includes quarterly challenges, personal health coaching, online webinars, a comprehensive website, walking club, healthy living programs, physical activity and nutrition tracking tools and much more!


AHA announces the specific dates of all observed holidays before the beginning of each calendar year. There are twelve paid holidays each year, which include four floating holidays to be designated by AHA.

Paid Time Off

Employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on your date of hire. Part-time employees earn PTO on a pro-rated basis.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps you and your family members with personal challenges through short term, solution oriented and confidential counseling and guidance. The EAP also offers a personal assistant service to help you with a variety of tasks, research and projects.

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