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Careers / Benefits

Date Requested: May 24 2024 3:30 PM

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Northern Natural Gas' 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 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
  • Ten fixed holidays
  • ​Two floating holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave

Bereavement Leave

  • Up to five consecutive days of paid time off due to the death of an immediate family member

Fitness Center​

  • Free onsite fitness center in Omaha 

Tuition Reimbursement/Learning

  • After six months of employment, Berkshire Hathaway Energy provides 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 $7,500 per year)

Employee Assistance Program

  • Professional and confidential counseling services
  • Legal, financial and family support including Internet services encompassing all of these areas

Adoption Assistance

  • Reimburses parents for eligible expenses up to a maximum of $5,000


  • 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

Dress Guidelines

  • Northern follows a business casual dress code with casual Friday

Retirement Savings Plan

  • Automatic, immediate enrollment for fixed contribution of four percent of pay, fully paid by the company. Vests three years from date of employment
  • Company matches 100 percent of the first six percent of pay contributed pretax or Roth
  • A variety of investment funds as well as a self-directed investment option


  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy offers a medical plan that is designed using a copay structure. You pay a copay, or a flat fee, which varies by the type of medical service or prescription drug you receive. The plan pays the difference between your copay and the cost of the service
  • Medical copays will apply toward the out-of-pocket maximum. Once the maximum is reached, the plan will pay 100% of covered 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)


  • Eye exam, lenses or contacts, and frames coverage

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health care flexible spending account for up to the annial IRS contribution limit on a pretax basis to pay for medical, dental, and vision expenses not covered by insurance
  • Dependent care reimbursement account for up to $5,000 per year on a pre-tax basis to pay for day care expenses

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
  • Three levels of dependent life insurance

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This information highlights the Northern 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 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 and any employee, nor do they create any entitlement.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​