More than 58,000 part-time employees at Hy-Vee grocery stores are now eligible for health insurance and other benefits under a new program.
The company is offering 11 elective benefits to all part-time employees age 19 and older. Benefits include health, dental, short-term disability, vision, group life, accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity, individual life and disability, auto, homeowners and renters and pet insurance. The benefits also cover spouses and dependents.
“Our people are the key to our success. We developed the new part-time employee benefits program with the goal of giving Hy-Vee a competitive advantage in the recruiting and retention efforts of our part-time employees,” said Sheila Laing, Hy-Vee’s chief administrative officer and executive vice president in a press release. “Benefits are an important component to the health and satisfaction of our employees. This program is unique in our industry and differentiates us from other retailers, while improving the lives of our employees.”
Part-time Hy-Vee employees can also shop for insurance options through an online portal.
Hy-Vee said the program can cost as little at $200 a month, depending on which elective benefits are taken.