Benefits

Curis provides an excellent core benefit program for employees. You are immediately eligible for coverage – no waiting period – unless stated otherwise.

Paid Time-Off. Curis provides 10 company-paid holidays plus a minimum of one floating holiday, a minimum of three weeks of vacation, and seven sick days annually. Vacation accrual and the number of floating holidays increase after five years of service.

A choice of an HMO or PPO medical plan through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. We offer Harvard Pilgrim Value HMO plan as well as the Harvard Pilgrim Value PPO plan. If you decline coverage because you have medical insurance under another plan, we pay you $500 (annually)!

Prescription drug benefits through the Harvard Pilgrim plans. Your Harvard Pilgrim enrollment covers prescription drugs through the pharmacy program. Additional discounts for prescription co-payments are available through mail delivery for maintenance drugs.

Vision care benefits through Harvard Pilgrim. You may receive one eye exam every 12 months, with a $25 co-payment through the Harvard Pilgrim plan. Discounts are available on eyewear at participating vendors.

Health club membership reimbursement through Harvard Pilgrim. You may be reimbursed for up to $150/year for membership in a qualified health club through the HPHC plan. To be eligible, you will have been a HPHC and health club member for at least four months in the same year.

A dental plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Curis offers the Dental Blue plan.

A Section 125 Plan. Curis' Section 125 plan allows employees to (1) have premium contributions for medical and dental insurance withheld pre-tax, (2) defer up to $2,500 pre-tax per calendar year to a medical reimbursement account for reimbursement of qualified unreimbursed medical expenses, and (3) defer up to $5,000 pre-tax per calendar year to a dependent care reimbursement account for reimbursement of qualified dependent-care expenses.

Company-paid life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. Your life insurance benefit is equal to two times your base salary up to $650,000. The AD&D benefit is equal to another two times your base salary. Premiums are paid in full by Curis.

Optional life insurance. You may elect to supplement your company-provided life insurance by purchasing additional life insurance for 1x, 2x, or 3x your annual salary. You benefit from competitive group rates. Payments are withheld through payroll deduction and remitted monthly on your behalf by Curis. No check to write or additional bill to pay!

Tax-exempt long-term disability insurance. Curis' long-term disability insurance provides a salary-continuation benefit equal to 60% of your monthly salary up to $14,000 per month. Curis pays 100% of the cost of every employee's long term disability premium and we include the premium on your W-2 as taxable income. By doing so, it is our understanding that the IRS will consider any long term disability benefit as tax-free income to you. Under this method, employees will effectively pay the taxes on the premium, not the premium itself.

Short-term disability benefits. Your salary while disabled depends on the number of years you have been employed and can be up to 100% of your regular monthly rate. Short-term disability pay is available for up to three months. There is no cost to you for this coverage.

Business travel accident insurance. Employees traveling on company business are covered by business travel accident insurance. The benefit is an additional 4x salary up to a maximum of $1million. Coverage is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while traveling on Curis business. Curis pays the premium for this coverage.

401(k) Retirement Plan. Curis' 401(k) plan includes investment choices from Putnam Investments. Curis matches employee contributions. For each dollar you contribute, Curis matches 50% of your contribution, up to 6% of pay. You are eligible to participate immediately upon hire!

Employee Assistance Program. Curis provides an EAP program through KGA, Inc. Services available at no, or discounted, costs to you include personal, financial, and legal counseling, childcare referrals, and quarterly educational seminars on various topics. The Company covers the full cost of the EAP membership for the initial free services.

Educational Assistance Program. Tuition for job-related courses completed with a grade of “A” or “B” is reimbursed at 100%; a “C” grade is reimbursed at 50%. Fees and books are also covered. Undergraduate educational courses are covered under the Company's Section 127 educational assistance plan. Coverage for job-related graduate courses is also available. You may be reimbursed for up to $5,250 each calendar year for educational assistance benefits. Reimbursement for educational expenses, which do not qualify under Curis' program, is taxable income for the employee.

Stock Option Grant. Curis typically offers a stock option grant as part of each employment offer. Option grants are subject to approval by the Company's Board of Directors. The Board may also authorize annual ongoing merit stock option grants.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Curis sponsors an ESPP to allow employees to purchase Curis Common Stock through payroll deduction at a discounted price. ESPP offering periods are every six months from June 15 to December 14 and December 15 to June 14. You are eligible to participate after six months of employment.

Employee Referral Bonus. Curis rewards employees for referrals of interested and qualified applicants who are hired for open positions. Everyone except Company officers, HR staff, and the hiring manager is eligible to receive the bonus. The amount of the reward depends on the position and ranges from $2,500 to $8,500.

B.J.'s corporate membership card. Curis set up a corporate membership account at B.J.'s, the discount warehouse store. The corporate membership runs for 15 months, and Curis employees receive a discount on individual memberships through the corporate account. Employees pay $30 for an annual membership and receive a free household member card.

Pet Insurance Discount. Curis offers a group discount for pet insurance through VPI. VPI allows you a method to insure you are able to keep your pets healthy too!

Auto, Homeowners and Rental Insurance Discount. Curis offers a group discount through Liberty Mutual, saving up to 8% on auto, homeowners, and rental insurances.

Company-Paid Parking and T Passes. Curis provides free parking for employees who drive to work. The Company orders and covers the cost of MBTA passes for bus, subway, and commuter rail or combinations thereof for employees who take public transportation to work.

Working Advantage Discount Program. Curis offers a free membership to this premier savings portal, offering a large variety of entertainment and shopping discounts from well-known vendors.