Health and wellness benefits

Health and Wellness Medical coverage: Our two medical plan options cover the same medical services but differ by the networks offered, copays or coinsurance, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.

  • In-network only option: This option offers two network tiers, features fixed copays for office visits and lower deductibles. You pay the lowest out-of-pocket costs when you use providers in our custom network. Out-of-network care is not covered, except in medical emergencies.
  • High deductible health plan (HDHP): This option offers two network tiers and covers out-of-network care. Before meeting the annual deductible, you pay the cost of your care at negotiated network rates. After you meet the annual deductible, you pay a percentage of the cost, and receive a higher level of reimbursement when you use providers in the custom network.

Health savings account (HSA): If you participate in the HDHP, Children's Health contributes to a Health Savings Account (HSA) that you can use to pay out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses tax-free or save and invest to pay for medical care in the future. You can also choose to contribute through convenient payroll deductions.

Health care flexible spending account (FSA): Under both medical plan options, you can contribute to an FSA through payroll deductions and use the account to be reimbursed for qualified medical, dental and vision expenses tax-free.

Dental and vision coverage: We offer a choice of the Cigna Dental HMO or the Cigna Dental PPO, as well as Superior Vision, which covers annual eye exams and pays part of the cost for corrective lenses and other optical care and services.

Wellness program: By completing certain activities, you can reduce the cost of next year's medical coverage by $25 per pay period – $650 for the year. In addition, the program offers year-round activities to help you maintain or improve your health.

Financial Security Retirement

Financial Security Employee savings plan: Team members can save money through convenient payroll deductions on a pre-tax or after-tax basis, up to IRS maximums and receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to 4% of pay. The match increases based on years of service up to 8% after 10 years of service. The plan is administered by Fidelity, and offers a variety of investment options, portfolio guidance and on-site counselors who offer face-to-face assistance with investment and retirement planning.

Income protection: Children's Health pays the full cost of basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage, as well as short- and long-term disability insurance. In addition, you can elect to purchase supplemental employee life and AD&D coverage and optional life insurance coverage for your spouse and children.

On-the-job injury program: This program gives you financial protection if you are injured at work. It replaces 100% of base pay beginning the first day missed due to a work-related injury and pays the full cost of covered medical care for work-related injuries. Children's Health pays the full cost of this program.

Emergency financial assistance: Team members who experience a catastrophic illness or loss of property may qualify for up to $3,000 in emergency financial assistance, up to 80 hours of additional paid time off, or both for qualified events. Our Employee Care Fund and Employee Care Leave programs are funded through the generosity of our team members.

Other programs: Additional benefits include employee discount programs, subsidized transit passes, credit union membership, and will and funeral planning.

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance Paid time off (PTO): To allow the flexibility to use paid time in the way that best meets your needs, our PTO program provides hours that can be used for illness, vacation, holidays, and personal time. You earn PTO based on years of service. As a new full-time team member, you will have 24 hours of PTO available on your first day of work and you begin accruing additional PTO after three pay periods.

Years of Service
PTO earned per year (non-directors)
Days Hours
PTO earned per year (directors and up)
Days Hours
Less than 1 23 184 29 232
1 – 2 24 192 29 232
3 – 4 29 232 29 232
5 – 9 30 240 30 240
10 or more 35 280 35 280

Flexible work options: Depending on the job, flexible scheduling, remote work, and job- sharing options may be available.

Employee assistance program (EAP): This program provides support for team members and members of their household who are dealing with issues that may affect relationships at home or work.

Learning and Career Development

Learning and Career Development

The Children’s Health Learning Institute supports all aspects of your development, including clinical competencies, professional growth and leadership development through year-round individual courses and structured learning tracks.

Clinical education: Clinical areas have dedicated clinical learning professionals to support your continued competency and development as an expert in pediatric care, including unique programs for nurses transitioning to pediatrics from adult care.

Simulation center: Our Simulation Center offers the latest high-fidelity patient simulation equipment that enables team members to practice skills in a safe learning environment. With two patient rooms and a large classroom, learners are immersed in patient scenarios with talking, breathing patients – that are actually high-tech manikins!

Dedicated learning advisor: Our full-time Learning Advisor connects team members to career development opportunities and resources, creates individualized development plans and provides guidance on making the most of our career development resources.

Accredited nurse residency program: We are one of only two pediatric hospitals with the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation for a post-baccalaureate nurse residency program. This accreditation demonstrates that Children’s Health meets the highest standards for new graduate nurse development.

Tuition assistance: Children’s Health offers tuition assistance for approved programs of study leading to a degree. After one year of employment, we reimburse up to $5,250 for full-time team members and $2,700 for part-time team members. Our EdAssist education portal offers educational counseling and provides tuition discounts through a network of colleges and universities.

Certification assistance: Children’s Health reimburses up to $500 per year for completion or maintenance of approved certifications.

College scholarships: Full-time and part-time team members may apply to several competitive scholarships we offer in nursing, allied health and other clinical areas.

Employee Appreciation

Employee Appreciation To celebrate our team members and demonstrate appreciation for their efforts in helping us deliver on our mission of making life better for children, we have a year-round team member appreciation program called Recognizing Employee Dedication – or RED. We host events and activities for all shifts and all locations, including:

Valentine’s Day celebration includes sweet treats such as cookies, popsicles or ice cream sandwiches

Night Owls events twice a year to celebrate the dedication of night staff with a fun meal (such as midnight chicken and waffles), games, karaoke, and swag items

Summer meals served by leaders for all team members with a summertime theme (for example hot dogs and hamburgers or BBQ)

Paint the Town RED is an annual part honoring team members celebrating milestone anniversaries that includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and a live dance band

RED Week is a weeklong set of activities and celebrations that includes a Halloween costume contest and an opportunity for our clinical staff to grant wishes to some of our patients who are battling life-threatening conditions in partnership with Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Holiday meals at all locations and all shifts served by our senior leaders In addition, we periodically offer Food Truck Fridays at our large locations and onsite farmer’s markets to make it convenient for our staff to purchase fresh produce.

Dependent Care Benefits

Dependent Care Benefits To support working parents, Children's Health offers several programs:

Dependent care flexible spending account (FSA): Team members may contribute up to $5,000 pre-tax to be reimbursed from their account for eligible day care expenses.

Dependent care subsidy: To help subsidize the cost of daycare while you work, for each $1 you contribute to the Dependent Care FSA, Children's Health adds 25 cents to your paycheck, up to $1,000 per year.

Backup dependent care: This program helps you find temporary care for children or adult dependents when your regular care provider is not available.

Day care discounts: Children's Health has negotiated with a few nearby day care programs that offer discounted rates to our team members.

Care referrals: For times when you need help at home, Children’s Health pays the cost of membership in Bright Horizons Care Advantage, which provides an online portal to help you find childcare, pet sitters, housekeepers and more.