How Immediate Access to Healthcare Coverage Enables Career Growth

Published on : 3/15/22
  • Changing jobs can be stressful. Although a new opportunity and the chance for professional growth is exciting, it can be overwhelming to learn new responsibilities, manage new schedules, and meet new people. One thing new employees shouldn’t have to worry about: gaps in healthcare coverage caused by starting a new job.

    Sodexo recognizes that our most valuable asset is our people, and we strive to ensure they have the support and resources they need to feel confident and secure. Full-time frontline employees can now enroll in medical, vision and dental insurance benefits on Day One of employment with Sodexo. They may also opt to enroll in other important coverages, including life insurance and both short- and long-term disability insurance. Employees will have up to 30 days to enroll in benefits from their hire date, and they can enroll as soon as their first day of employment. 

    This policy provides employees the flexibility and support they need to succeed and grow both professionally and personally, a core element of Sodexo’s corporate culture.  

    The availability of vital healthcare benefits on Day One of employment is also a valuable tool for recruiting talented employees in an increasingly competitive labor market. A gap in healthcare coverage, especially for their children, can create hesitancy for prospective employees considering a new position. This policy ensures that new employees and their families do not lose access to the healthcare they need. 

    Providing insurance benefits on Day One of employment will help potential employees who can’t afford a disruption in their healthcare coverage and open doors in this difficult labor market, explains Senior Human Resources Manager Nicole LaPierre. Sodexo cares about the well-being of our employees, and we understand that this enables them to consider job opportunities they otherwise might not.

    Providing immediate access to benefits will impact more than 60,000 foodservice and facilities management frontline workers at Sodexo’s partner sites in the United States. This policy applies to existing employees, as well as those hired after March 1, 2022. 

    In addition, new employees will immediately gain access to a robust array of services to care for their mental health and well-being, which has become the subject of heightened focus in recent years. From professional counseling and support groups to wellness techniques and online learning tools, employees can access resources to help manage stress, anxiety, depression, financial concerns and more. For employees who enroll in select health plans, virtual video appointments are available with mental health professionals at no cost.