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Nemours Children's offers all associates a competitive program that allows them to choose a combination of benefits to meet their personal needs. 


Benefits for All Associates

Nemours offers comprehensive health coverage (medical, prescription drug and dental) for associates and their families (and same-sex domestic partners) including our unique pediatric health plan “Bridge to a Healthy Future.”

Associates who work 30 hours or more per week pay only a small portion of the monthly premium for health benefits. Associates who work between 20–29 hours per week are eligible for benefits, but pay a larger portion of premiums. Life insurance (Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment) coverage is paid by Nemours.

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Paid Time Off

Nemours provides seven paid holidays annually to full-time and part-time associates. Full-time and part-time associates are also eligible to accrue vacation and sick leave, according to their position and length of service.

For example, associates with fewer than five years of service accrue 18 vacation days and seven sick days annually. The maximum annual accrual for vacation is 26 days and for sick leave, nine days.

Retirement Savings Plan

All associates are automatically enrolled in the Nemours 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan as their retirement program. This is a tax-deferred savings plan that provides employer contributions to associates with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 0.4807 or higher.

For eligible associates, the plan provides a 50% matching contribution on associate contributions up to 4% of eligible pay (maximum match of 2%), as well as a service-based basic contribution (3–8% of pay) made quarterly upon completion of at least 250 hours per quarter.

Associates who are not eligible for employer contributions may make voluntary contributions to the 403(b) plan. A Roth savings feature is also available.

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-time and part-time associates (scheduled to work 20+ hours per week) are eligible for tuition reimbursement after satisfying the 90-day evaluation period.

Nemours reimburses up to $5,250 per calendar year, provided the course is approved prior to enrollment and completed successfully.

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Medical & Prescription Drug Coverage

Nemours offers three levels of comprehensive medical coverage for associates and their families. Coverage includes office visits, diagnostic X-ray and laboratory services, hospital, surgical, urgent or emergency care, mental health and many other services. In-network preventive care, including routine and diagnostic mammograms, is covered at 100%.

Nemours offers two levels of prescription drug coverage, independent of the medical plan. The plan covers generic, preferred brands and nonpreferred brands at participating pharmacies, with co-pay and co-insurance ranging from $10–$100 depending on the plan option selected.

Wellness Program

The focus of the Nemours Wellness Program is to increase associate awareness and encourage positive behavior change through ongoing education and activities. Wellness activities include access to an online health risk assessment and wellness portal, lifestyle coaching, a smoking cessation program and a variety of educational opportunities.

Employee Assistance Program

The Nemours Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, short-term counseling to associates and eligible dependents with problems that may affect their work or other important areas of life.

Dental Coverage

There are three levels of dental coverage available, with an annual maximum of up to $2,000. Coverage includes:

  • Diagnostic and preventive services — 100%
  • Basic services — 80%
  • Major services — 50%
  • Orthodontic options — coverage varies with plan chosen

Travel Assistance

This paid benefit provides travel assistance services when traveling more than 100 miles from home or to or in a foreign country. Services include medical insurance coordination, travel advisories, emergency cash coordination and translation services.

Vision Coverage

Nemours offers an affordable, employee-paid vision plan for associates and their families.

Benefits include routine eye exams, lenses, frames and discounts on other vision services.

Critical Illness and Long-Term Care

Critical Illness and Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance is offered to associates and their eligible family members. Critical Illness provides a lump-sum benefit if diagnosed with a serious illness and the LTC plan provides reimbursement for skilled nursing, assisted-living and professional home care expenses.

Disability Coverage

Associates who work 20+ hours per week may elect long-term disability coverage, which provides income protection in the event of an extended disability. We offer two plans with coverage of 40–60% of salary, up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

Associates who work 20+ hours per week may elect one of two short-term disability options. Coverage is 40–60% of salary, up to a maximum benefit of $1,000 per week. Benefits are payable for a maximum period of 13 weeks.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

We offer four flexible spending accounts. Associates may contribute up to $2,550 annually to the Health Care Reimbursement Account and up to $5,000 annually to the Dependent Care Reimbursement Account.

Associates may also contribute to a Transit Account or Parking Account for transportation expenses related to their commute to work. All participating associates receive a debit card to pay for qualified expenses.

Life Insurance

Nemours offers several options for life insurance such as Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Supplemental Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance.

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance — equal to one times annual base salary for full- and part-time associates
  • Supplemental Life Insurance  available for associates to purchase in increments of $10,000 up to five times salary or $1,000,000, with coverage options available for spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children
  • Supplemental AD&D Insurance — available in $10,000 increments, with coverage up to $500,000 (not to exceed 10 times salary), with associate and family coverage options 
  • Voluntary Universal Life Insurance — combines life insurance protection with growth in cash value over time, available to associates and their eligible dependents

Legal Plan

MetLaw® Legal Plan

This is a prepaid legal plan that provides associates with access to the most frequently needed personal legal services such as wills, powers of attorney and identity theft defense.

Health Advocate

This benefit is a Nemours-paid, confidential and HIPAA-compliant advocacy service for benefits-eligible associates and their families, including parents and parents-in-law. Services include finding network physicians, resolving insurance claim issues, estimating the cost of health care procedures and locating eldercare services.


The NurseLine provides all associates and their families 24-hour access to health information and advice at no cost.

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Financial Education

Associates have access to financial planning services and resources through a 24/7 online learning center and financial helpline.

Additional Benefits for Physicians

Nemours offers a comprehensive benefits program personalized to meet each physician’s individual needs. In addition to the benefits offered to all associates, physicians working for Nemours receive the following.

  • Paid time off — includes 26 days of vacation, nine days of sick leave and seven holidays per year
  • Continuing Medical Education — up to 10 days per year plus conference expense reimbursement for full-time physicians
  • Professional dues and subscription allowance — an annual allowance for professional dues and subscriptions
  • Licensure renewal — employer-paid state medical licenses and DEA renewal required for position
  • Malpractice coverage  employer-paid, occurrence-based malpractice insurance policy for all physicians
  • Relocation allowance — assistance available for opportunities throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida

Diversity & Inclusion

Nemours affords equal opportunity to all qualified associates and applicants for employment. 

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Legal Disclaimer

This is intended to be a summary of benefits. Benefit plans are governed by individual benefit plan documents, and cannot be altered in any form including employee misinterpretation. This is in no way a binding contract and benefits can change at any time. For further information and details regarding each benefit plan, please contact Human Resources.

The materials on do not create either an expressed or implied contract of employment for any period of time. Except for those associates on contract, all associates retain the right to leave Nemours at will at any time and Nemours retains the right to end the employment of any associate at any time for any lawful reason. Nemours also retains the right to amend in whole or in part any policy or benefit plan or provision thereof, with or without prior notice.