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Employee benefits

Salix recognizes that our employees are the key to our success. That’s why it is our goal to ensure they feel respected and appreciated. Our generous benefits package was designed with that in mind and is provided for the benefit of our employees and their families.

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  • Cigna Open Access Plan
  • Coverage is effective the first day of the month following date of hire
  • No cost share, such as deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance for in-network preventive services (ie, well-baby visits, well-woman checkups, annual physicals)


  • Cigna Dental
  • 100% coverage for preventive and basic services
  • 50% coverage for major services
  • Coverage is effective the first day of the month following month of hire

Vision Insurance

  • Cigna Vision
  • $10 Co-payment
  • At participating providers, members pay a $10 office visit co-pay plus a $25 hardware co-pay and charges over and above the negotiated amounts for frames and lenses. Plan covers exam and lenses every 12 months and frames every 24 months
  • Coverage is effective the first day of the month following month of hire

Life Insurance

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability
  • Cigna Life Insurance Company
  • Life/AD&D based on 2x annual salary up to $500K without evidence of insurability
  • LTD provides 60% of monthly earnings after the first 90 days of disability
  • STD provides 60% of weekly earning beginning of the 1st day of disability for injuries and on the 8th day of disability for illness
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance available for you, your spouse, domestic partner and/or your dependents


  • Fidelity
  • Can defer up to 60% of regular earnings
  • Salix matches 100% of the first 6% of deferred salary
  • Eligible to enroll immediately upon hire
  • Eligible for company match the first day of the first quarter following date of hire: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1

Direct Deposit

  • Semi-monthly pay on the 15th and last day of each month

529 College Savings Plan

  • Start saving for college expenses for qualified undergraduate and graduate costs for yourself or other immediate family members

Flexible Spending Account

  • Pre-tax contributions for healthcare and dependent care

Employee Assistance Program

  • Outside service available to employees providing confidential support, guidance, and resources

AAA Membership

  • AAA Plus membership provided to employees at no cost

2015 Paid Holidays

New Year’s Day January 1 & 2 (Thursday & Friday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19 (Monday)
Presidents' Day February 16 (Monday)
Memorial Day May 25 (Monday)
Independence Day July 3 (Friday)
Labor Day September 7 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Day November 26 (Thursday)
Post Thanksgiving Day November 27 (Friday)
Winter Break December 24-31 (Thursday-Thursday)
Floating Holiday (one per year) Individual dates

Note: Salix will be closed Friday, January 1, 2016 in observance of New Year's Day.

Domestic Partner Coverage

  • Available for qualifying domestic partners and dependent children

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Upon initial eligibility the employee is entitled to the following PTO days each year:
Length of service (years) Total days per year Days accrued per month
0-4 20 1.667
5-9 25 2.080
>10 30 2.5

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