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Akron Children's Hospital Total Rewards

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Our Total Rewards package comprises compensation, benefits and other programs that support your career development and personal well-being. Our total rewards program is designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees. 

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While cash compensation is the centerpiece of most rewards packages, rewards for Akron Children’s employees go far beyond their salaries. Employees receive a number of valuable benefits in addition to their regular pay. This combination of compensation and benefits is often called Total Compensation.

Yet the hospital realizes that employee recruitment and retention are motivated by more than compensation and benefits. Work-life, recognition and career development programs are equal, if not more important, factors. At Akron Children’s this combination of compensation, benefits, work-life, recognition and career development comprise our Total Rewards.

Our Total Rewards offerings go well beyond compensation and traditional employee benefits. In addition to market-competitive compensation and comprehensive health, retirement and related benefits, we offer wide-ranging work and family programs, as well as superior education assistance and career development programs. We encourage you to take advantage of our programs that promote healthier living — physically, mentally and financially — for you and your family.

At Children’s, we also recognize and appreciate the extraordinary support we receive from the communities we serve. That’s why we provide a multitude of opportunities for our employees to give back to our communities throughout the year.

The most rewarding aspects of your day at Akron Children’s Hospital are often the simplest — when you spark a smile in the hallway or hold a hand during a medical procedure. Our goal is to support and reward you for all you do to help us fulfill our mission.

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Overview of Employee Benefits

Paid Time Off (PTO)
Children’s understands that time away from work helps you maintain a strong work/life balance. Paid Time Off (PTO) can be taken for vacations, holidays, illness and personal emergencies. 

Career Development
Akron Children’s Hospital’s goal is to provide resources that will support an employee’s career choice or career advancement. Children’s encourages employees at all levels to advance their careers by using a multitude of opportunities, pathways and resources available to them.

Education Assistance
Because Children’s recognizes and values continuing education, the hospital spends an average of $2 million annually to support employees participating in formal education programs during unpaid hours. Regular full-time and part-time status employees who are enrolled in college degree programs may be eligible to receive up to $5,250 in benefits per year.

Other benefits:

  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Adoption Reimbursement Program
  • Best Benefits Club
  • Breast Pump Benefit
  • Business Travel Accident Plan
  • Library
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • Service Awards
  • Sick Child Care Services

Well-being Programs
Children’s offers a wide variety of tools, programs, and resources to help you and your family in your journey toward wellness. One of the most important tools is the Health Fitness Health Risk Assessment (HRA). The HRA is an online questionnaire designed to review your health status and provide you with a customized report. In addition to providing you with valuable information about your health risks, the Health Fitness HRA website includes handy tools and articles on improving and/or maintaining your health.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Available to all employees. You don’t need to be benefits-eligible to receive services from Carebridge, our EAP provider. Here are just a few counseling and guidance services available 24/7 every day of the year: Stress, anxiety, Depression, Financial difficulties, Marital or family issues, Legal concerns and Mental health and substance abuse support

Employee Health Services
Akron Children’s strives to provide employees with multiple resources to ensure their well-being on and off the job. This includes our Employee Health services. In addition to conducting new hire physicals and overseeing the annual Influenza Vaccination program, Employee Health services include: Basic health screenings (blood pressure, body mass index and more); Assistance with immunization review before travel or return to school; Follow up after work-related injuries; Minor first aid; Vaccine updates (e.g., Tdap/Td following injury or Tdap during the last trimester of pregnancy); Smoking cessation information and nicotine patches

For Medical Staff: Continuing Medical Education
Akron Children’s is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. 

Healthcare Benefits

Medical and Prescription Drug Plans

Akron Children’s offers 3 options for your medical plan coverage. Each plan includes benefits for office visits, urgent care and emergency room services, inpatient and outpatient services, wellness screenings, prescription drugs and many other services.

You may enroll in dental coverage through the Guardian Dental PPO Plan.

The hospital’s vision coverage includes 2 EyeMed options. 

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) 
Children’s offers 2 pre-tax flexible spending accounts that you can use to help pay for out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses throughout the year.

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

Children’s offers a Health Savings Account for employees who select Children’s Health Plus Plan. You can use this tax-advantaged savings account to pay for healthcare expenses for yourself and eligible family members now and in the future – even if you retire or leave Children’s. 

Retirement Benefits

Children’s Retirement Security Plan (401(a))
Children’s Hospital provides several ways to help you save for retirement. One is the Children’s Retirement Security Plan, a 401(a) defined contribution plan that provides benefits when you’re no longer working. 

Children’s Retirement Income Benefit (CRIB) plan (403(b))
We encourage every employee to save for retirement, and the Children’s Retirement Income Benefit (CRIB) plan is designed to do just that. As an eligible employee, you’re automatically enrolled in the 403(b) Plan.

Income Protection Benefits

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Coverage
Children’s provides basic (core) Life Insurance and AD&D coverage equal to 1 times (1x) your basic annual earnings* up to a maximum of $750,000 at no cost to you. You can also choose to purchase optional insurance.

Disability Insurance Program
Disability benefits provide payments to you if you’re unable to work because of a non-occupational-related illness or injury. Full-time benefits-eligible employees receive core Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage. Your benefits through each plan are based on your employment status. 

Leaves of Absence

Children’s provides a variety of leave of absence programs, including: Family Medical Leave (in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993), Non-FMLA Medical Leave, Military Leave and Personal Leave of Absence.

Voluntary Benefits

Universal Life Insurance 
You may elect up to $300,000 of coverage for you and your spouse, and your children or grandchildren (whether or not you purchase coverage for yourself).

Critical Illness Insurance 
This plan pays a lump-sum cash payment when you are diagnosed with a covered condition in your policy, such as heart attack, stroke or cancer. 

Accident Insurance 
This insurance provides financial help to manage the medical costs associated with accidental injuries. Benefits for initial care, injuries and follow-up care are paid directly to you. The plan also offers an annual $50 wellness benefit. 

Auto and Home Insurance 
Akron Children’s employees are eligible for discounted auto and home insurance policies, including renter’s insurance, through MetLife. 

Identity Theft Insurance LifeLock monitors your identity and helps protect you with their Million Dollar ProtectionTM package. Akron Children's employees may select from 2 protection plans.

Voluntary Pet Insurance is available through ASPCA Pet Health Insurance