Hills Bank Employee Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable assets, so we invest in them with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Our philosophy of taking care of the customer extends to taking care of our employees so that they, in turn, can take good care of themselves and their families. Join Hills Bank and let us surprise you with even more perks!


We offer employees and their family members a choice of medical plans that include prescription drug coverage as well as dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts.

Work/Life Balance

When our employees are healthy and having fun, our workplace environment is improved and we all become more effective. We invest in our employees' health by providing top-tier benefits that support their total wellness. Our Employee Assistance Program provides free and confidential assistance to employees and their family members for a broad range of health concerns.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

In support of our commitment to the work/life balance of our employees, we provide several paid time off programs. Our employees earn paid time off (PTO) hours to use for vacation, sick, and wellness time, enjoy paid holidays, and receive PTO for matrimonial leave and bereavement leave.


At Hills Bank, we believe our employees should have the best possible means available for planning and building their financial futures. That’s why we go above and beyond standard 401(k) retirement offerings to include a profit sharing and employee stock ownership plan designed to reward employees for their role in driving our success.

  • Profit Sharing and Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP)

    • Funded entirely by the Bank, employees may receive a contribution of up to 9% of their annual salary at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • 401(k) 

    • Employees can contribute on a pre-tax or Roth after-tax basis up to the annual IRS limit. The bank matches $.25 for every dollar contributed up to a maximum match of 1% the employee’s annual salary.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

    • Employees may purchase common stock shares of Hills Bancorporation (the holding company for Hills Bank) through payroll deduction.

Peace and Protection

Our short-term disability, long-term disability, and life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance aims to free our employees from worry about life’s unexpected occurrences. Supplemental life insurance is also available to employees and their family members.

*These benefits may be changed at any time, may have eligibility requirements, and may require an employee contribution. Contact the Human Resources Department for details. We are an EEO Employer.