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Your Benefits

The Chicago Fed offers competitive salaries and an industry-leading benefit package that includes the following.

Flexible Work Schedules

With management approval, employees can take advantage of flexible work schedules or have the ability to work at home.

Health Benefits

The Bank provides medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits. Employees can choose from a variety of health and dental plans, according to their personal needs. The Bank also offers Health and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts that allow employees to set aside pre-tax income to help pay for health care expenses not covered by a medical plan or for dependent care expenses for a child or elderly adult.

Health and Wellness Program

OptumHealth® myNurseLine Service is available 24/7 to assist with choosing the appropriate medical care, finding a doctor or hospital, understand treatment options or ask medication questions.

Healthy Rewards Program

To promote your health and well-being, the Healthy Rewards Reimbursement Program provides a reimbursement to be applied toward wellness options.

Identity Theft Protection

Bank employees have complimentary access to a full suite of identity theft and privacy protection services which includes identity monitoring, credit monitoring, and social media monitoring.

Life Insurance

The Bank provides generous life insurance benefits as well as optional group universal life, accident, and long-term care insurance.

Retirement Plan

The Bank's retirement plan is a fully-funded employer pension plan that provides 100 percent vesting in the benefit after five years of service. Benefits can commence as early as age 55. At retirement, eligible employees receive a benefit based on a calculation that includes their final average salary and years of service.

Thrift Plan (401K)

The Thrift Plan, or 401K, allows employees to contribute a percentage of their salary on either a pre-tax or after-tax basis, through payroll deductions. The Bank matches employee contributions dollar-for-dollar up to six percent of the base pay, plus an automatic separate contribution of one percent to each employee’s account. Free financial planning is also available through Ayco Financial Services.

Time Off

Regular-help, full-time and part-time employees are eligible for vacation time based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) status (exempt or non-exempt), job level, and years of service. We also provide personal time that can be taken on an unplanned basis as sick time or on a planned basis for occasions such as doctors' appointments, parent-teacher conferences or religious holidays that are not federal holidays. Additionally, we offer generous, fully paid parental leave and 10 Bank holidays per year.

Transportation Benefits

Employees can set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay for commuting expenses. This includes public transportation, parking and van-pooling expenses.

Wellness Center

The Thrive Wellness Center provides member with fitness/wellness services and education in order to adopt healthy, active lifestyles. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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