Today, more workers are choosing part-time gigs while pursuing side hustles or freelance opportunities. However, a major concern for these employees is the lack of access they have to benefits and healthcare packages.
At many companies, only full-timers who work 40 hours a week are eligible for perks like health insurance and a 401k plan. However, some employers extend this option to their part-time staff – an initiative that is becoming more conventional. Here are 10 companies that offer great benefits to part-time workers.
Not only does Chipotle provide its part-time employees health, vision, dental and wellness coverage, they also match their 401k after one year of employment and offer discounts to all workers. Additionally, full- and part-time employees are eligible for educational assistance through Guild Education. With this program, workers can save up to 99 percent on college costs and earn up to 44 credit hours.
All Macy’s employees are eligible for health and retirement benefits, flexible schedules and on-the-job training. Employees, their spouses and eligible dependents get a 20 percent discount on most merchandise at Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s. Occasionally employees also receive an added 10 percent discount. But possibly the most unique benefit of all is the opportunity to be in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
At REI, all full- and part-time employees are eligible for an annual incentive plans. Those who work more than 20 hours a week also qualify for the REI Flex Plan, where they choose from various medical plans for themselves and their dependents. The company covers most of the costs for the medical plan and all the basic life and disability plans.
There are additional options like vision care, orthodontia and long-term care coverage as well. For those who work less than 20 hours a week, REI helps them to navigate the health insurance marketplace. They also offer employees discount programs (50 percent off REI gear and apparel, 30 percent off vendor merchandise and 10 percent off sale items), Yay Days (one day off every six months for outdoor activities), challenge grants (to put toward goals like climbing Mt. Everest) and tuition reimbursement toward higher education for those who plan on staying with the company.
Although hourly part-timers at Costco must wait a little longer than full-time employees for benefit eligibility (180 days instead of 90), the national wholesale retailer offers a competitive package that includes health, dental and vision care, a 401(k) plan with employer contribution, discounts on prescription medication, child care assistance and life insurance. Employee premium portions or costs are withheld pretax.
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