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Everyday, we make choices for those we hold closest. Those choices can sometimes involve risk and uncertainty. Choosing the road or means by which we maintain and ensure the health of ourselves and our families is an important decision. Ameritas strives to provide multiple options to fit the needs of our diverse associates.

Ameritas gives you choices. We know each associate manages the well-being of their family differently. We provide detailed resources for associates to understand each of the plans and options available so they can choose what works best for them.
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Medical   With choices from traditional deductible to high-deductible plans, we offer multiple plans to choose from.

Dental, Vision and Hearing   The comprehensive coverage offered by Ameritas Dental and Vision Service Plan (VSP) includes preventative care and Dental Rewards, as well as Lasik and hearing benefits.

Healthy Pregnancy Programs   Enrolled associates receive educational information and support to make the best choices for you and your baby. Special incentives are offered for adhering to the programs’ guidelines through the end of the pregnancy.

Flexible Spending Accounts   Unreimbursed health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for eligible expenses. There is also debit card for your convenience.

Tobacco-free Workplace   Ameritas is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our associates, customers, and visitors.  That is why Ameritas is a tobacco-free workplace.  We believe being tobacco-free is the right thing to do to help ensure the health and wellness of our most valuable asset – our associates.

Time away from work is necessary for many reasons – to rest and recharge on vacation, recuperate when you’re sick or to take care of personal and family responsibilities. Ameritas understands your need for time away is as individual as you are. We offer a variety of ways for you to manage your time away from work.

Paid-Time Off (PTO) & Holidays   Work-life balance is crucial for professional success and endurance. We know  your job satisfaction hinges on a good balance. Ameritas policies encourage you to get away and enjoy life when you need it most.

Leaves of Absence   Ameritas recognizes a variety of leaves (e.g., military, civil, adoption, parental/elder leave, FMLA) to ensure you have the flexibility to pursue life events that are meaningful to you.

New Parent Leave   Supporting new mothers and fathers following the birth of a child/children with time off to care for, bond or arrange for the welfare of the child/children or to handle other family matters is important. Additional leave may be available under other leave provisions, as well.  

Volunteer Leave   We understand you have things that are important to you outside of work. We also believe it is our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to help enrich the communities we call home.  You are encouraged to become involved in your community, lending your voluntary support and leadership to programs that positively impact the quality of life. Ameritas provides associates eight hours of paid volunteer time each month to use their special skills to help service organizations.

Balancing a career with a full life outside of work can be a challenge. The work-life component of your Total Rewards includes a variety of programs that can help you achieve success at work and home.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)    Life happens. This confidential, free of charge service provides professional counseling services, education and support to help you and your family better manage your health and your life.

Wellness Programs    Annual health risk assessments, health fairs, flu vaccinations, blood pressure management, Weight Watcher’s at Work programs, chair massages and ergonomic work station setup are offered to enhance your personal well-being. Discounts and incentive bonuses are offered throughout many of these programs to keep associates on track and successful.

Fitness    Fitness reimbursement program, onsite fitness centers (available in primary locations), Unified Strides walking program and discounts at local health and fitness facilities provide you the support and flexibility for you to stay active.

Matching Charitable Contributions    When something is important to you, it becomes important to us. This program allows your contributions to have twice the impact on charitable organizations. Charitable contributions made by associates to organizations recognized as being tax-exempt under IRS code 501(c)3 will be matched by the company up to $500 per associate per calendar year.

Alternative Work Schedules    To accommodate and reflect individuals' needs and preferences, we offer telecommuting, part-time, flextime, compressed work weeks and varied starting and ending work hours as business needs allow.


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