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Benefits for Akron Children’s team members go far beyond their compensation. Our comprehensive benefits program offers coverage, connections and resources that enable you to live your best life while growing your career.

At Akron Children's, we see our team members as individuals who live full and diverse lives. That's why we strive to support our employees and their families through a wide array of benefits that include work/life balance, days off, career development programs, professional recognition and more.

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Education Assistance

Our education assistance program spends over $3 million annually to invest in the higher education of our team members through continuing education and tuition reimbursement.

Regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to receive up to $5,250 in education assistance per year for approved courses, certifications, continuing education and college degree programs.


Our benefit plan is much more than just health care. It includes other valuable and sought after benefits like retirement, life and disability benefits. Our offerings include:

  • 4 medical plans (choices between consumer-directed health plans with employer-paid HSA and Preferred Provider Plans known as PPO Plans)
  • Prescription coverage which includes $0 co-pay for certain preventive drugs
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) – Healthcare
    FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Group Life Insurance - employer-paid Basic Life, Voluntary Group Life and Dependent Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness, Universal Life, Home & Auto, ID Theft and Pet Insurance

Children's also provides a variety of resources to help you plan for a secure financial future including Children's Retirement Income Benefit 403(b) Plan with employer match and Children's Retirement Security Plan, a 401(a) Defined Contribution Pension Plan, which is fully funded by the hospital.

Well-being programs

Akron Children’s award-winning wellness program is guided by this vision: healthiest employees, healthiest workplace. We offer a wealth of programs, tools and resources to help you and your family on your journey toward well-being. We strive to provide our employees with an environment that supports and encourages healthy decisions about fitness, nutrition and wellness.

Paid time off

Time off helps maintain a strong work/life balance. From taking a vacation to celebrating holidays, managing personal appointments and obligations to staying home when you’re sick, PTO can also reduce stress.

At Akron Children’s, PTO hours are earned and accrue (yes, even for part-time employees) based on your job classification, date of hire, years of service and the number of hours you’ve been paid. Accrual rates increase at 5, 10 and 15 years of service.

Career development

Akron Children’s goal is to provide resources that will support your career choice as well as your professional growth. Pathways include:

  • One-on-one career coaching sessions (to begin exploring career opportunities or to research academic programs that align with your career goals)
  • Career resources including resume writing and mock interviews
  • Professional and leadership development courses

Did you know …

Our team members also receive incredible benefits such as retirement savings plans (including match), a robust employee assistance program, lactation consultants and rooms and adoption reimbursements.

Because of our status as a non-profit organization, full-time employees of Akron Children’s may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To learn more about the federal program, visit the PSLF website.

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