It’s rewarding to be an Advocate associate!
When you make Advocate Health Care your career choice, you’ll be working at a great place to work and grow. You’ll also receive outstanding benefits as part of a total rewards package designed to inspire you with possibilities for your future.
Our comprehensive benefits support your health, financial and emotional well-being, help you balance work and life, and encourage you to keep learning and developing.
We care about your health
Advocate provides great benefits that support you and your family’s physical, mental and emotional health.
Each Advocate associate is different, which means that flexibility and choice are crucial to meeting our associates’ needs. Advocate offers comprehensive medical benefits, including your choice of the Advocate Centered EPO, HMO or PPO plan coverage . Our Advocate Centered plans offer great care from a large network of Advocate physicians, hospitals and sites of care. Medical benefits include coverage for prescription drugs and behavioral health services.
Advocate recognizes that dental care is an important part of managing your overall health. Advocate offers four dental plan options to meet your and your family’s needs:
the Dental HMO, the MetLife Preferred Dentist Program, the MetLife PDP with Orthodontia, or the MetLife Value Plan.
Our vision plan provides benefits for comprehensive eye exams and vision care as well as savings on glasses and contacts.
Advocate’s award-winning Healthe You® program helps associates and their covered spouses and partners manage, maintain or improve their health. Healthe You includes free health screenings, comprehensive support programs, fun challenges and events, financial rewards to lower out-of-pocket medical expenses and quarterly and annual cash raffles.
We care about your future
Advocate gives you more than a paycheck. We offer tools, benefits and personal support throughout your career and during retirement to help you save and plan for the future.
Advocate 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Advocate’s 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan lets you to save a few different ways. Traditional 401(k) savings are deducted from your eligible pay on a pre-tax basis. Roth 401(k) savings are deducted from your eligible pay on an after-tax basis. Advocate also offers a 401(k) match.
Advocate Pension Plan
Advocate contributes funds to the Pension Plan on your behalf based on your eligible earnings; pension benefits are then paid in retirement. Contributions in your account earn a guaranteed interest rate that is determined at the beginning of each year.
Financial Wellness Courses
Free Financial Wellness series are offered to help associates learn more about how to manage finances, save, and plan for a secure future.
GuidedSavings offers a personalized advisory service to help with retirement planning. GuidedSavings can help you set retirement goals, determine how much you need to save and offers investment recommendations to help your savings grow.
Life and AD&D Insurance
Advocate's life insurance benefit give you and your family peace of mind and protection by providing funds to your beneficiary in case of your death or if you are injured and lose a limb or your site as result of an accident. Advocate provides basic coverage automatically and at no cost to you. Additional insurance is available at competitive rates.
Disability Income Protection Plan
Advocate offers short-term and long-term disability benefits in case you have an illness or injury that requires you to take a disability leave. Advocate's disability benefits provide you with continuing income if you can't work for an extended period of time.
We care about your life
Striving to provide a culture for our associates to engage in meaningful work while achieving a quality work-life balance is important to Advocate. Advocate offers programs and resources that can help you make the most of your life outside of work.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Advocate’s PTO program lets you celebrate national and local holidays according to your personal or local custom. Our flexible PTO program allows you to choose how you use your time to plan for vacation, holidays, as well as minor illnesses and other unplanned absences.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Advocate’s Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care expenses as well as dependent day care expenses.
Take advantage of discounted products and services through PerkSpot, as well as discounts offered by cell phone providers, auto and homeowners insurance, and child care.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Advocate's Employee Assistance Program helps associates live well by offering confidential counseling and referral services to support you and your family when life gets tough.
Leave of Absence
Advocate recognizes that there are situations when employees need time off to take care of personal or family matters. Advocate offers a variety of leave programs including medical, personal and military assignments.
Advocate’s Adoption Assistance Plan reimburses qualified adoption-related expenses.
You and your spouse/partner and dependents can receive legal services through the Hyatt Legal Plan. Advocate associates benefit from a low monthly group rate paid for through convenient automatic deductions from your paycheck.
Identity Theft Protection
Cyber identity theft, credit fraud and security breaches happen daily. Advocate offers associates and their families identity protection at special discounted rates.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Advocate offers associates and their family members the opportunity to purchase long-term care insurance at competitive group rates.
We care about your career
To have a rewarding career, it’s important to keep learning and growing. Advocate offers a range of educational opportunities that can strengthen your professional development and take your skills to the next level.
Education Assistance Program
Advocate encourages associates to further their formal education and professional skills. Advocate offers tuition reimbursement for approved college classes or certification and pre-arranged tuition discounts at participating schools.
Developing exceptional leaders is critical to Advocate’s success. A range of system and site-sponsored development opportunities, including Leadership Development Institutes and a comprehensive leadership orientation curriculum, are offered to strengthen competencies and foster continual learning.
Novice through expert clinical development is supported in many ways including an innovative simulation-based orientation process, a clinical ladders program, and a robust continuing nursing education (CNE) provider unit that allows nurses to obtain CE credits internally.
Advocate Talent Management System
Advocate’s online source for education, development resources and management of learning activities is provided at no cost to you. You can register for an Advocate class, take computer-based training (CBT), view your transcripts, and complete required training and renewals.
How can I access benefit plan details?
You will receive an email to your Advocate email address from ADP, our benefits administrator, that includes a registration code required to register for login access at advocatebenefits.com. This email is typically sent within 10 business days of your benefits eligibility date. Once you are registered, access all plan details by logging in to advocatebenefits.com and selecting Benefits Information.
When do I become eligible for benefits?
Your benefits eligibility date is your date of hire or the date you move into a benefits-eligible position (a position scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay period).
Who is eligible for benefits?
Associates are eligible for different benefits based on their pay status – Full-Time, Part-Time A, Part-Time B or Part-Time C.