Health, Wellness and Family

Medical Insurance

Employees may enroll in one of two comprehensive medical plans administered through Aetna; The Health Savings Account, or Health Reimbursement Account. Benefits in both plans include, but are not limited to, the following: preventative care, inpatient/outpatient services, therapy services, home health care, mental health services and more. Coverage commences on the date of hire or the date of eligibility. The cost of both plans is shared by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the employee. Please refer to the benefits cost schedule for the bi-weekly premium rates for both plans.

Prescription Drug Coverage

Employees enrolled in one of the two medical plans will automatically receive prescription drug coverage administered through CVS Caremark. Enrollees will receive a prescription drug card to be used at any local participating pharmacy. A mail order plan is available for maintenance and other specific medications to all employees to receive the maximum benefit from this plan. As an added benefit, employees are able to fill prescriptions at Nationwide Children’s pharmacy.

Dental Insurance

Employees may enroll in a dental insurance plan administered through Delta Dental. Participants will be covered by two of the nation’s largest networks of participating dentists- the Delta Dental PPO and Premier networks. The plan includes preventative care covered at 100% and coinsurance benefits for basic and major services. The plan also offers orthodontia coverage for dependents up to age 19. The cost of the plan is shared by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the employee. Please refer to the benefits cost schedule for the bi-weekly premium rates for the dental plan.

Benefits Plus Pre-Tax Program

Deductions through the Nationwide Children’s Hospital payroll system for medical and dental insurance premiums are made on a “pre-tax” rather than an “after-tax” basis. This means that these deduction amounts are not subject to state, federal, or social security taxes.

Vision Insurance

Employees enrolled in one of the three medical plans will have basic vision coverage, which includes an annual eye exam. Employees may choose to enroll in one of three supplemental vision plans administered through Vision Service Plan (VSP) - VSP Base, VSP Plus or VSP Premier. These plans include coverage for an annual eye exam and a benefit toward contacts or lenses for glasses. The cost of the plan is paid entirely by the employee. Please refer to the benefits cost schedule for the monthly premium rate.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allows eligible employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision and/or dependent care expenses. New hires have 30 days from their date of hire to enroll in a Dependent Care FSA. Eligible employees can enroll in a Medical FSA during open enrollment.

Wellness Benefits

Employee Wellness

All employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of wellness programs offered through Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Join our exercise specialist who teaches a variety of group fitness classes such as yoga, toning and step aerobics. These classes are free to all employees. Schedule a counseling session with the Employee Wellness registered dietitian to discuss your dietary needs and well-being. Additionally, employees are encouraged to take advantage of various interactive workshops held throughout each month. Refer to the monthly calendar of events for a list of programs and group fitness classes.

On-site Fitness Center

Employees may utilize the on-site fitness center, open 24 hours a day and staffed 20 hours per week by a personal trainer. The center is equipped with a variety of aerobic equipment, weight machines and free weights. Membership fees are charged on a bi-weekly basis through payroll deduction.

Employee Assistance Program

Nationwide Children’s offers all employees, regardless of benefits status, eight free counseling sessions through Matrix. Employees may use Matrix for confidential counseling for legal and financial resources, elder care issues, stress and more. These services are strictly confidential and are available 24 hours a day.

Employee Heath Services

All employees can utilize a wide variety of services available through Employee Health. On-site nursing care is available for staff providing services such as health screenings, immunizations and consultations for health related concerns.

Smoke Free Environment

All employees are prohibited from smoking and/or using tobacco related products while at work or during their shift. Smoking by visitors and patients is also prohibited in all facilities and on the property of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Family Benefits

Child Care Services

An on-site Child Care Center is available for full and part-time employees’ children age eight-weeks to five-years. The center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A consultation service is provided through Action for Children to assist employees in locating child care specific to their needs.

Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Plan

Benefits eligible employees who have worked 832 or more continuous hours of employment in the twelve months prior to adoption may receive up to $2,500 per child, $5,000 lifetime maximum to help offset the cost of adoption. The adopted child must be under 18 years of age and not a relative or stepchild. Adoption assistance for part-time employees is pro-rated by appointed FTE.