Healthcare information systems provider Cerner stands out for how generously it treats the new moms in its workforce through a large number of programs and third-party partnerships.
In addition to access to two onside daycares, Cerner provides support for backup childcare — and eldercare — for parents who need someone to watch their kids when problems or emergencies happen.
“I am so thankful for the maternity program at Cerner. Becoming a mom has been the most rewarding and simultaneously terrifying event of my life, and the support of the Cerner maternity group has been invaluable. Prior to delivering my son last May, my husband and I found the Cerner led courses on infant CPR and breastfeeding so helpful in preparing us to be first time parents.” – Jessica L.
In order to better support employees trying to expand their families, Cerner offers up to $5,000 in reimbursements for each adopted child. It also provides health plan members with an inclusive approach to fertility treatments, including IVF and egg freezing plans through the Progyny network. This benefit also provides personalized care and education through a digital portal that can deliver fertility medications.
Employees can have access to prenatal and postnatal coaching through a dedicated maternity navigator, as well as local health system partnerships that provide an enhanced maternity experience for Cerner parents.
And when it’s time to come back after parental leave, Cerner says it provides a transition period to help new parents reacclimate themselves to a working schedule, adjust and get brought up to speed on what they’ll be expected to do as they get back into the swing of things.