Benefits and wellness


Dakota Gas and Basin Electric offer a competitive benefits package to attract the best employees. If you have questions about any of these benefits, contact our Human Resources department.

Medical insurance

  • Coverage starts first day of employment
  • Employee pays a small percentage of premium based on salary

401(k) plan

  • Two options available: Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
  • Contributes/matches a percentage of employee contribution based on employment status
  • A loan option is available

Pension program

  • Qualified regular full-time and part-time union employees begin accruing pension credit after meeting the initial eligibility period
  • Normal retirement age is 62
  • Retirement benefits are calculated using a predefined benefit formula
  • Premiums paid by Employer

Cancer care / intensive care plans

  • Supplemental insurance for expenses incurred either due to cancer or extended stays in a hospital intensive care unit
  • Different options available
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Dental insurance

  • Two options of coverage available
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by Employer for Denta 50
  • Employee pays difference in premium for Denta 150

Vision insurance

  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following the first day of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Flexible spending accounts

  • Two separate accounts: Dependent Care Account and Health Care Account
  • Dependent Care Accounts are used to pay for child care expenses while employee and spouse are working
  • Health Care Accounts are used to pay out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, co-insurances, and other medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Contributions are pretax and begin the first of the month following date of employment

Dependent life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage available for spouse and eligible dependent children.
  • Coverage starts the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through bank deduction

Life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage determined by rounding up base annual salary to next thousand
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment Employer provides 2X coverage
  • Employee can purchase up to 3X additional coverage through payroll deduction
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for life insurance
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for AD&D insurance

Long-term disability insurance

  • 90-day waiting period
  • Pays 60 percent of predisability salary or 70 percent of all sources of income
  • Payment begins after 90 days of total disability
  • Premiums paid by Employer

work/life balance

  • Childcare, through a partnership
  • Sports sponsorships and race reimbursements
  • Supports youth through paid internship programs, summer work program, and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Employee Assistance Program

  • Offers confidential help in areas of personal concern and difficulty
  • Includes emotional crisis; individual, marital, and parenting concerns; financial and legal difficulties; chemical addiction evaluation; and work-related problems
  • Will provide up to eight appointments with an employee assistance counselor for each problem

Safety gear

  • Dakota Gas provides safety gear free of charge to employees
  • If the job requires fire resistant (FR) clothing, Dakota Gas provides FR clothing per the employee guidelines
  • If the job requires steel toed boots, Dakota Gas will pay for a new pair per the employee guidelines
  • Reimbursement is available for prescription safety glasses; non-prescription safety glasses are furnished at no charge

Educational assistance

  • Full-time employees who complete undergraduate or graduate course work at a local/regional accredited educational institution in an approved program may receive up to 100 percent education reimbursement
  • Part-time employees may be eligible for pro-rated reimbursement

Exercise Equipment / PC loan program

  • Employees purchase their own computer systems or exercise equipment and, based on qualified purchases, repay the loan per the terms of the loan agreement through payroll deduction

Wellness program

  • Basin Electric and its subsidiaries promote a total lifestyle approach to employee wellness by providing blood screenings, flu shots, fitness facilities, and wellness and health education programs
  • Employees can take walks on breaks and use fitness facility
  • There is a doctor on staff who is available for office visits, and who can prescribe medication

Basin Electric is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer regarding race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and veterans status.

Contact Us


Dakota Gasification Company
Great Plains Synfuels Plant
420 County Road 26
Beulah, ND 58523 USA

Email: hr@bepc.com
Phone: 701-223-0441 (ask for Human Resources)
Fax: 701-557-5110