Cowlitz County Express Employee Benefits

  • Successful Careers. 
    Successful Lives.

    At Cowlitz County Express, we know successful careers lead to successful lives, and we want the best for you. While working as an Cowlitz County Express Associate, you can become eligible for a variety of benefits.

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  • Benefits Available to Eligible Express Associates

    • Medical Plan
    • Direct Deposit
    • Safety Incentive
    • Dental Plan
    • Holiday Pay (6 Days Observed)
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
    • Vision/Eyewear Plan
    • Vacation Pay
    • Life Insurance
    • Prescription Drug Reimbursement
    • Scholarship Program
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Referral Bonuses
  • Holiday Pay

    Express recognizes six paid holidays per year. You qualify for holiday pay if:

    1. You’ve worked 500 hours in 16 consecutive weeks ending one full week prior to the holiday week
    2. You are on an Express assignment the week of the holiday
    3. You work the scheduled workday before and after the holiday


    Pay for a holiday is in accordance with your current rate of pay. Holidays recognized by Express are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

  • Medical Insurance

    Associates are immediately eligible for comprehensive medical insurance through Express. Our plan includes:

    Annual deductible of $200 for an individual or $500 for a family

    80% coverage for doctors, hospitals, labs, X-rays, home health care, and other services

    Wellness coverage

    Prescription drug coverage

    Large independent PPO network

    No out-of-network penalties

    Accidental death and dismemberment benefits

    Online benefit tools

  • Vacation Pay

    This benefit is determined beginning with your first pay period with Express (this is your “vacation start date”).  This date begins a 52 week period during which vacation may be earned as follows:

    After 1000 hours worked, 2 vacation days earned

    After 1500 hours worked, 1 additional vacation day

    After 2000 hours worked, 2 additional vacation days

    Totaling 5 vacation days per year.

  • Other Benefits Include:

    Associate Recognition Programs

    Associate of the Month Programs

    Monthly Newsletters


  • * Express Associates may be required to work a specified number of hours and/or weeks before they become eligible for some benefits. Benefits may vary by Express location. Your Cowlitz County Express representative will be able to provide more detail about specific benefits for which you qualify.