Caring for You While You Care for Others

Whether at home, at work, or in the community, health and well-being is at the heart of everything we do. Our goal at Arkansas Children’s is to help employees and their families achieve their best health, so that they can make the most of life today and into the future. That is why we offer a comprehensive package of health benefits, paid time off, retirement savings plans, educational resources and much more through our Total Rewards program.

We offer the following opportunities to our employees:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Clinically integrated network of providers
  • Company provided life and accident insurance
  • Company provided long-term and short-term disability programs
  • Retirement savings plans with immediate match
  • Wellness program incentives 
  • In-house cafeteria discount
  • Gift shop discount
  • Hospital and prescription discount
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid time away from work
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Available on-campus childcare in Little Rock
  • Adoption Assistance

Arkansas Children's Benefit Guide

View complete lists of benefits available to our employees.

Transparency in Health Coverage

Arkansas Children’s provides access to healthcare pricing information to enhance our team member’s ability to shop for the health care that best meets their needs.

Follow this link to access information like in-network negotiated rates and historical allowed amounts for covered items and services from BlueAdvantage Arkansas.

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Total Rewards

The Total Rewards Program is our commitment to providing you and your family with the resources you need to take care of what matters most. Your role is vital in delivering the exceptional care and experience our patients expect. You are a valuable member of the Arkansas Children’s team, and we want you to feel the same commitment from us that you extend to others. This is why we have developed a Total Rewards Program, which includes five branches that support your total well-being: financial, health, work-life, recognition, and career.  

2022 Total Rewards Chart

Benefits Eligibility

New employee health benefits begin the first day of hire. To receive benefits, you must enroll within 30 days of your first day of employment. If you do not enroll within 30 calendar days, you will not have benefits and will have to wait until Open Enrollment  (in the fall of each year) to enroll unless you experience a qualifying life event (marriage, birth, etc.). If you experience a qualifying event, you have 30 days to enroll or adjust your coverage.

    Who can enroll in health benefits?

  • You, if you are actively employed with Arkansas Children’s in an eligible employee type.
  • Your spouse to whom you are legally married.
  • Each dependent child under the age of 26.

    Who can participate in the Wellness Program?

    All employees and spouses are encouraged to participate in the Healthy Happens Here wellness program. The program includes:

  • Fitness device and app integration to sync your activity to the wellness program
  • Challenges
  • Health Coaching
  • Financial Well-being Support
Arkansas Children’s understands your time away from work is important. As part of your compensation, you receive paid time off. The time off you receive depends on your employee type code. You accrue time off each pay period based on your years of service and your hours worked. As a new hire, you immediately accrue hours and you can begin using those hours after 90 days of service.
If you meet all 403(b)/401(k) Plan requirements, including eligibility, Arkansas Children’s provides a 50% immediate match of the first 10% of your contributions. Matching contributions are made to your account each pay and are invested the same way as your contributions are invested in your Transamerica account. New hires are automatically enrolled at 3% of pay within 60 days (or as soon as administratively possible) of service but you don't have to wait to enroll.

Basic life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance is a company-paid benefit provided to eligible employees only through Lincoln Financial Group. Your beneficiary(ies) receives one times your annual base salary, up to $300,000. You have the option to enroll in additional supplemental term and whole life plans. Short-term Disability is a company-paid benefit available to all eligible employees. Administered by Lincoln Financial Group, STD provides a percentage of your income if you become disabled or unable to work for more than 7 consecutive calendar days and continue for up to 13 weeks.

Accident and Critical Illness insurance protects your budget from the unexpected expenses that can come with an accident or critical illness. You will receive cash benefits, which can be used for medical or personal expenses, should the unexpected occur.

Arkansas Children’s is committed to your health and wellness! When you make an effort to live a healthier lifestyle, you can improve your quality of life and your health – and Arkansas Children’s rewards you with a benefits incentive and money in the form of a gift card. The wellness program is available to all employees and spouses, even if you are not enrolled in an Arkansas Children’s medical plan.

Arkansas Children’s offers several programs that can assist in providing convenience with planning your short, and long-term goals to enhance your professional training as well as other daily activities. These programs can provide you with cost savings through discounts, tuition reimbursements, mental health, and financial wellbeing.

Financial Assistance for Continuing your Education

Arkansas Children's provides assistance to employees for completing educational degrees and professional certifications.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance program is available to all Arkansas Children’s employees and members of your household, whether you are enrolled in a medical plan or not. Call the EAP whenever you need help solving a problem or understanding an issue that is new to your family environment.

Savings Management and Retirement Training (SMART) through Stephen’s Inc.

Arkansas Children’s SMART plan will help you get a strategy in place - at no cost to you! From offering basic investment education to compiling a personalized, step-by-step wealth management approach, Stephens, Inc. can help you reach your retirement goals.

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