With more than 1,000 associates in our corporate home office in Topeka, Security Benefit is fast becoming one of America's leading retirement savings and income companies.
A leading employer in Northeast Kansas since our founding in 1892, we have been recognized by the Greater Topeka Partnership as one of the top places to work.
Security Benefit named to Forbes "America's Best-In-State Employers List"
In an inaugural survey, Security Benefit was named to the Forbes "America's Best-In-State Employers List." According to the new ranking, Security Benefit came in at No. 5 among the Top 29 companies in the state of Kansas. Forbes, in partnership with market research firm Statista, surveyed more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. Employees were consulted anonymously, state-by-state, through online panels to avoid any influence from their companies. Respondents were asked 35 questions to assess their companies and their local labor market. The rankings resulted from the combination of two main elements: employees’ willingness to recommend their employer and employees’ willingness to recommend other employers in their region.
As a follow up to the Forbes listing, CEO Mike Kiley was featured in Topeka Capital-Journal article on June 23 that took a closer look at why Security Benefit has been such a success.
Working at Security Benefit
Career opportunities are available at Security Benefit for full-time and part-time associates, as well as interns, in all areas of the company including actuarial science, information technology, law, human resources, finance, sales and marketing, customer service, and communications.
Security Benefit has a strong commitment to our community. Through our Charitable Trust, we support many nonprofits and our associates actively participate in organizations representing many different causes.
Our associates are our most valuable assets at Security Benefit. The work they do is central to our success. In support of our associates, we offer a comprehensive benefits package outlined in the sections below.
Health and Life Insurance
Security Benefit offers options intended to protect associates and their immediate families in the case of illness, injury, or disability and to help them when they retire.
Currently, eligible associates are offered Major Medical, which covers prescriptions with the option for an Entry Level PPO, Base PPO, Buy-up Plan, or a High Deductible Health Plan. The company also offers a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with an HSA option and dental and vision plans.
Associates are provided with employer-paid Basic Term Life Insurance and Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. Additionally, associates can elect Supplemental AD&D, Optional Term Life, Dependent Life, and Spousal Optional Term Life.
Tuition Reimbursement and Industry Training
Security Benefit offers tuition reimbursement and industry training for associates who desire to further their education in an area of study related to their current position.
Full-time and part-time (scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week) associates with one year of service are eligible to participate in Security Benefit's Tuition Reimbursement program. Managers may require an associate to complete two prerequisite courses if deemed beneficial to the associate's understanding of the industry and his/her job.
This program reimburses associates for tuition at accredited colleges or universities for job-related courses or courses related to a degree program appropriate to a position at Security Benefit. The cost of required textbooks and/or fees for an eligible course may also be reimbursed. The maximum amount of reimbursement is $3,000 in any calendar year. The rate of reimbursement is based on the grade received. A and B = 100%, C or "passing" = 75%. There is no reimbursement for grades below a C.
Security Benefit's Profit Sharing and Savings Plan offers an excellent source of retirement income while providing associates the opportunity to participate in the Company's growth and progress while saving on a tax-deferred basis.
Upon hire, eligible associates may contribute a percentage of pay on a pretax or post-tax basis to their Profit Sharing and Savings Plan Trust Account. Currently, the Company will match 100% of the first 5% of eligible earnings contributed. Associates are also immediately eligible for the discretionary profit sharing contribution. The company match and profit sharing contributions are fully vested after five years of service, 20% per year.
On-site Child Care
Security Benefit offers on-site child care for our associates through our Security Benefit Academy.
The Academy serves Security Benefit associates with children six weeks to six years of age. Summer and winter holiday camps are offered for school-age children up to age 12 as long as demand justifies providing these two special programs.
The Academy provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences that encourage each child to develop physical, intellectual, and social skills while progressing through the various developmental stages at his/her own pace.
Enrollment depends on classroom availability.
Additional benefits provided to eligible associates include:
- Short-term Disability (employer paid)
- Long-term Disability
- Comprehensive Group Legal Plan — Prepaid Legal Services
- Fitness Center Membership for Topeka-based Associates
- Adoption Assistance
- Personal Annual Leave (PAL)
- Paid Holidays
- Subsidized Cafeteria
- Paid Maternity/Parental Leave
Associates also enjoy other amenities:
- State-of-the-art Work Environment With the Latest Technology
- Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development
- Career Advancement