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Benefits Information

At Cook Children's, quality patient care through highly trained staff is one of our organization's core values. We appreciate your talent and the rewards awaiting you at Cook Children's include a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and wonderful opportunities to grow professionally.

Comprehensive health care plan

Cook Children's offers three comprehensive health care plans, available to all full- and half-time employees.

Dental insurance

We offer full- and half-time employees a choice between a comprehensive PPO plan and a dental HMO plan. Both plans offer orthodontia coverage.

Paid-time off

Employees begin accruing PTO hours upon hire. PTO hours are accrued for every hour paid (up to 80 hours per pay period). The accrual rate is as follows:

Years of Service Status Maximum Accrual
Less than 1 year Full, Half or Part-Time 22 days
Beginning 2nd year Full, Half or Part-Time 24 days
Beginning 3rd year Full, Half or Part-Time 29 days
Beginning 10th year Full, Half or Part-Time 34 days

Life insurance

Cook Children's Healthcare System provides full-time employees with Basic Life/AD&D coverage at 3X annual salary (maximum $1,000,000). In addition, Supplemental Life, Spouse Life and Child Life are available for purchase by full- and half-time employees (up to the maximum amounts in the table below).

Maximum Amount
Supplemental Life 4X your salary (up to $750,000)
Spouse Life $30,000
Child Life $10,000

Long-term disability

For full-time employees, Cook Children's provides a basic long-term disability plan that pays 50% of your base salary beginning six months after the date of your disability. All full time employees have the option of purchasing an additional 10% coverage for a total of 60% of the base salary in long-term disability coverage. All half time employees have the option to purchase a 60% long-term disability plan. The maximum benefit is $10,000 a month.

Short-term disability

Cook Children’s provides company paid short-term disability plans for full-time and half-time employees with more than 1 year of service. Full- and half-time employees with less than 1 year of service have the option of purchasing short-term disability coverage. The benefits will begin after the appropriate waiting period has been met.

Flexible spending accounts

Employees may participate in either the medical and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts that allow pre-tax deductions to be used for qualified expenses.

Retirement plan

All employees are eligible to make pre-tax and/or post-tax (Roth) contributions to the Cook Children's 403(b) plan and will receive corresponding matching funds in the Cook Children's 401(a). Matching contributions will be based on your employment status, contribution level to the 403(b) and your years of service (see chart below).

Completed Years of Service If you put in at least this percentage Employer will match up to this percentage of salary contributed
Less than 5 years 4% 4%
5 to 6 years 5% 5%
6 to 11 years 5% 6.25%
Over 11 years 5% 7.50%

Tuition reimbursement

After six months of employment, full- and half-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement for job-related courses taken toward a degree from an accredited institution. Employees are reimbursed for eligible tuition and fees for the current IRS non-taxable limit per calendar year, half the current IRS non-taxable limit for half-time.

Employee assistance program

Confidential counseling services are available for employees and members of the employee's immediate family.

Adoption program

full- and half-time employees are eligible for this program after one year of employment and it assists in defraying some of the cost associated with the adoption process and fees.

Concierge services

Located at the medical center campus, these services are available to all employees and include access to discount amusement park and movie tickets, laundry service, travel agency, transportation arrangements, party planning, massage therapy, ordering flowers and gift baskets, and much more.

Kid's Place Child Development Center

Kid's Place is an on-site child development center managed by the professional staff of Bright Horizons, Inc. It is Cook Children's desire to provide quality childcare, early education, and work/life solutions for our employees and their families. Please call 817-335-2755 to learn more about Kid's Place.