Travelers are eligible for Benefits Day 1 of the month, following 30 days of hire (example: If Hired today 5/12/16, employee would be eligible for benefits July 1st). We offer Medical, Dental and Vision. There is a Flex plan for spending as well. Travelers become eligible for 401k enrollment after 1 year of continuous work with our company.
We have positioned ourselves in the market to offer the highest paying travel possible. Due to increased Master Vendor activity, this has proven a challenge, but we do consider ourselves one of the best paying Travel Companies in the Country. Where Bill Rates are low, we try to get a higher hourly guarantee per week, as an incentive for the traveler by putting more money in their pockets. BlueForce utilizes a combination of Taxable Wages, Travel Stipends and Tax Free Housing and M&I Stipends to create the Compensation Package that allows the Traveler to take home as much Net Pay (after tax) as possible.
Understanding How Tax Free Dollars Work For You!
As a travel Nurse it is important to understand how much of your income you are allowed to receive as “Tax Free” without facing any tax penalties, or owing money at the end of the year. The GSA is your best friend when trying to understand how much Tax Free money is allowed in the location you will be accepting your next assignment.
Here is the link to the GSA Per Diem Look-Up: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/100120
Select the City and State you are looking to travel to next.
When searching rates, if the city/county you are looking to work in does not appear, you will revert to the “Standard Rate” which is currently $89/Day Housing and $51/Day M&I (Meals & Incidentals). Multiply these daily numbers by 7 to get your Weekly Tax Free Allowances by the GSA.