Working at Northern
Date Requested: May 26 2019 1:15 AM

Northern Natural's commitment to employees is demonstrated by providing opportunities for personal growth and development and through competitive compensation and benefits. In addition to market-based salary, the compensation package includes incentive programs to recognize and reward outstanding performance. The benefits program is designed to meet the diverse needs of employees and their families today as well as in the future. Following is a list of the current benefits Northern Natural Gas provides to employees:

Paid Time Off
Paid time off hours accrue each pay period based on years of service
New employees receive two months of PTO accruals immediately, and additional PTO accrues each pay period after two months of employment
Flexibility to build a PTO bank and use for personal situations
​Eight fixed holidays
​Two floating holidays

Fitness Center
Free onsite fitness center in Omaha
$15/month fitness center reimbursement
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Wellness Program ​
Our wellness program provides incentives for you and your family to add additional dollars to your health savings account while monitoring and improving your overall health

Tuition Reimbursement/Learning
Reimbursement of tuition and standard lab fees for coursework leading toward a business degree or course of study that relates to the business of Northern Natural Gas (up to $5,250 per year)
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Employee Assistance Program
Professional and confidential counseling services
Legal, financial and family support including Internet services encompassing all of these areas
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Adoption Assistance
Reimburses parents for eligible expenses up to a maximum of $5,000
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Short-term and long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee
Short-term disability of 75 percent of pay for up to six months
Long-term disability coverage of 60 percent of monthly salary. Option to purchase additional coverage at 66.7 percent of monthly salary
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Dress Guidelines
Northern Natural Gas follows a business casual dress code with casual Friday
Retirement Savings Plan
Automatic, immediate enrollment for fixed contribution of 4 percent of pay, fully paid by the company. Vests three years from date of employment

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  Company matches 65 percent of the first 6 percent of pay contributed pretax or Roth
  ​A variety of investment funds as well as a self-directed investment option

Profit Sharing Match
Northern Natural Gas’ performance determines the annual contribution to the 401(k) plan
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Medical ​​​
​Tax-advantaged health savings account (HSA) used in combination with a high-deductible consumer-directed health plan including prescription coverage
100 percent coverage for preventive services
No waiting periods or pre-existing condition limitations

Choice of two dental plans
100 percent coverage for check-ups and cleanings
  Cavity repair, root canals and restoration coverage
  Orthodontia (for dependent children)
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Vision​ ​
Eye exam, lenses or contacts, and frames coverage
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Flexible Spending Accounts
Limited purpose flexible spending account for up to $5,000 per year on a pretax basis to pay for dental and vision expenses not paid by insurance
Dependent care reimbursement account for up to $5,000 per year on a pre-tax basis to pay for day care expenses
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Life Insurance
Company-provided life insurance of one times the employee’s annual base salary
Supplemental life insurance in increments of one to four times annual base salary
Four levels of spouse life insurance (up to $120,000)
Three levels of dependent life insurance (up to $15,000)
This information highlights the Northern Natural Gas benefits program and policies. If there is any discrepancy between this information and a plan document, the plan document will govern in all cases. Northern Natural Gas reserves the right to add, delete, change, or revoke these benefits and policies at any time, with or without notice. These benefits and policies do not create a contract between Northern Natural Gas and any employee, nor do they create any entitlement.