Health, Wellness and Family
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.
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Prescription Drug Coverage
Employees enrolled in one of the two medical plans will automatically receive prescription drug coverage administered through WellDyne. 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.
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.
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.
Employees enrolled in one of the two 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.
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.
On-site Wellness Center
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Health 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.
Connect 4 Care
Housed on main campus, Connect 4 Care is a clinic exclusively serving employees and operated by adult internal medicine physicians from Central Ohio Primary Care. The clinic is a mix of both a primary care and an urgent care, offering same day medical services.
On-site Massage Therapy, Reflexology and Chiropractic Care
Employees can receive a massage, reflexology session, or chiropractic adjustment with one of the on-site therapists or chiropractors.
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.
YOU Matter Program
At Nationwide Children’s, we support the emotional and mental wellbeing of employees dealing with work related, and potentially traumatic stressors, through the YOU Matter program. The program is aimed at preventing and reducing distress and burnout in staff and trainees. Individual and group support is provided for Nationwide Children’s employees 24 hours a day. Learn more.
Child Care Services
Nationwide Children's on-site Child Care Center is designed to enhance the work and family life of our employees and medical staff through a quality early childhood education and care program. The Child Care Center is available for full and part-time employees’ children age six-weeks to six-years, with full-day kindergarten. The center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 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.
Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Support
Bright Horizons offers employees free premium access to Sittercity, a solution for finding regular, ongoing, family care, including babysitters, virtual sitting, pet care providers, housekeepers and more. The program also includes discounts on a local nanny placement service and academic support, including tutoring and test prep services.
The Adoption Assistance program is offered to provide financial assistance to families adopting a child. Nationwide Children’s will reimburse eligible expenses up to a maximum of $2,500 for each adopted child. The lifetime benefit maximum is $5,000 per employee (amounts are pro-rated based on FTE status). All benefits eligible employees with at least 520 hours and 12 months or more of services are eligible. The adopted child must be under 18 years of age and may not be a relative or stepchild.
New Parent Support Resources
Employee Wellness offers resources and information to support employees who are considering motherhood, expecting moms, new parents and veteran moms. Resources include an Aetna Maternity Program, employee lactation clinics, breastfeeding support groups and more. The hospital has several private lactation rooms throughout the hospital for employee use.