Benefits and resources for parents
Whether you have (or will soon have) children, are thinking about adding to your family in the future, or are caring for an aging loved one, your Salesforce benefits are there to help you tend to all your family needs!
Expanding your family (adoption and surrogacy/fertility benefits)
Child care benefits
Rethink development support
Grand Rounds Health, your personal healthcare assistant
Enrolling your children in benefits
Personalized support for expecting and new parents
Saving for the future
Helpful hints and resources
There’s a lot to know about taking a leave of absence. Check out the resources below as a starting point. If you still have questions, reach out to Concierge on Salesforce1 or Aloha.
- Parental leave—If you're a primary caregiver, you can take 26 weeks of paid time off—and if you're a secondary caregiver, you can take 12 weeks of paid time off—to bond with your new baby or adopted child, at the greater of 100% of base salary or 80% of your on-target earnings (OTE), including base salary, commissions, and bonus) with no weekly maximum.
- Gradual return-to-work—After taking Parental Leave, you’re eligible for a gradual return-to-work schedule (four days per week) for four weeks. Check out the Growing Your Family - U.S. Employee Guide for specifics.
- Step-by-step instructions—We know that taking a leave of absence can be overwhelming; that’s why we’ve put together this handy program guide to walk you through the process step by step: Growing Your Family - U.S. Employee Guide.
- Other leaves—If you need time off to care for an ill loved one, rejuvenate, or reconnect with your family, check out the Time Off and Leaves page to learn more about other types of leaves.
Grow your family with our ‘bumped-up’ surrogacy and adoption benefits. As of April 1, we’ve increased our Global Fertility* and Adoption lifetime maximum benefit, allowing reimbursement for up to USD $40,000 (or local equivalent) for eligible adoption, fertility,* and surrogacy expenses. The new lifetime maximum applies to any claims submitted on or after April 1, 2021. Check out the Progyny Concierge article to learn more.
*Fertility in the U.S. is managed through Progyny and is not cash reimbursable under this program. Treatments are covered directly by Progyny.
US Employees: For surrogacy and adoption reimbursement, please contact Progyny at 888-461-5067.
If you're enrolled in one of our Aetna or UHC plans, you will have access to Progyny, a concierge fertility service designed to assist members who may need to pursue fertility treatment options, including egg, embryo and sperm freezing, in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and more. (Please note: If you are a Kaiser member, you do not have access to Progyny. Review Kaiser's plan benefits.)
Your consultation, diagnostic testing, laboratory, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and treatment are covered through SMART cycles as needed. Salesforce will cover 3 SMART cycles for you and your covered spouse or domestic partner. Progyny’s SMART cycle is designed to help decrease time to pregnancy, reduce miscarriage and apply the best practices for a healthy baby.
When you use your fertility service with Progyny, Salesforce will cover 90% of the costs after you reach your deductible. SMART cycles must be authorized by Progyny before you start treatment. Please note that if you are enrolled in the Aetna or UHC plan and you do not utilize fertility services with a Progyny network provider, your fertility services may not be covered. Progyny provides access to a network of 400+ clinic locations across the US. Your concierge team of nurses and Patient Care Advocates (PCAs) are here to help you every step of the way.
Review the Progyny member guide [PDF] and Progyny overview [PDF] for more information, and call 1-888-461-5067 to speak with a PCA to get started. Your PCA will help you with your fertility care and surrogacy reimbursement.
Save time and money on meals, books, products, and care for your child.
- One-time $250 meal reimbursement for new parents—To make life easier during this busy time in your life, Salesforce provides a one-time $250 payment that parents taking a leave can use for take-out meals. When you take parental leave you’ll automatically be added to receive your $250 allowance via your paycheck.
- Discounts—Find discounts on summer camps, baby products, and nanny services in the Kids and Baby section on Fond (find it on Aloha).
- Milk Stork®—Salesforce has partnered with Milk Stork to provide breast milk shipping services to Salesforce's business-traveling, breastfeeding moms. Milk Stork provides these moms with everything they need to tote or send their milk home, including a pharmaceutical-grade shipping cooler, breast milk storage bags, and FedEx Priority Overnight shipping labels. Salesforce moms can place orders free of charge at www.milkstork.com/salesforce using their company email address. Questions? Check out this Milk Stork Guide.
Of course, no one is you. But you can use your Salesforce benefits to help you find quality care for your child.
- Back-up child care—Use this program to line up temporary care for your children. All care providers are screened and carefully selected from high-quality child care centers and in-home care agencies. For center-based care, you pay a $15 copay per child or $25 per family; in-home care is $6 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. All eligible Salesforce employees have ten days of back-up care available per calendar year.
You can register for free and make back-up care reservations—even if you don't need care right now. Once you’re registered with Bright Horizons, you can schedule care up to one month in advance. Schedule care in one of two ways:
- By phone: 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737)
- Online: Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program (username: salesforce and password: employee1)
- Priority access at child care centers—If you choose a Bright Horizons center as your child care provider, your child(ren) will have priority access. Your waiting time will be determined by the age of your child and the availabilities in each center. Placement on the priority list at these centers does not guarantee enrollment for your child at that facility or any other facility. To find a Bright Horizons center near you, visit Bright Horizons.
- Bright Horizons 221 Main St.—San Francisco-based employees have access to the Bright Horizons care center at 221 Main St., which provides care for infants through preschoolers. Because of Salesforce’s sponsorship of the center, employees enjoy greater access and reduced tuition. Although it’s a Salesforce center, spaces are limited. Contact the center directly at 415-495-1706 to schedule a tour. Have more questions? Use your SSO to access this FAQ.
- Bright Horizons Care Advantage*—Salesforce employees receive free access to a comprehensive database of caregivers powered by Sittercity. You can find nannies and sitters for evening/weekend care, access to elder care resources, and referrals, access to tutors, and even pet sitters, dog walkers and groomers! To access this support network for your entire family go to www.careadvantage.com/salesforce and scroll down to find the services you're looking for today.
- Little Ohana—Salesforce is committed to supporting working parents. We're aware of the high demand for quality child care in the Bay Area market and we’re happy to offer a child care center, located at Salesforce West, exclusively for Salesforce employees' children. Little Ohana is a convenient, high-quality space where the littlest members of our Ohana can learn, play, and grow.
* Please note that Sittercity and CareDirect are third party platforms that allow you to connect with individuals offering childcare and eldercare services. Salesforce has not vetted these individuals.
Please see Concierge for more information.
Salesforce has partnered with Rethink to provide an effective, web-based program that offers practice treatment solutions, tools, and resources at no cost for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Learn more.
The health and wellbeing of you and your family are a top priority at Salesforce. To ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare, we offer Grand Rounds Health, your personal healthcare assistant. With Grand Rounds Health, you’ll receive VIP treatment from their award-winning care team, who deliver unending logistical and emotional support—from connecting you with a high-quality OB-GYN, specialist, or pediatrician to helping you understand your coverage and medical bills.
All U.S. employees and their extended families have access to Grand Rounds Health for free. As your personal healthcare assistant, Grand Rounds Health can help you and your family:
- Pay the lowest price for high-quality care. Grand Rounds Health can help you compare prices for medical services, help with treatment denials, look for errors and overcharges, negotiate with billing departments on your behalf, and organize paperwork and invoices.
- Get clarity around your employee benefits and know when to use them. Call Grand Rounds Health with questions or go online if you want to know exactly what’s covered by your medical insurance, and what you can expect to pay out of pocket.
- Find high-quality primary care doctors and specialists in network. Grand Rounds Health uses data science to identify doctors who are more likely to get you to a better health outcome for your specific needs. They review educational background, clinical success rate, patient feedback, and other doctor qualities.
- Talk to medical staff about symptoms, medications, and more. Get one-on-one support over the phone so you can make informed decisions about your medical care and treatment. Grand Rounds Health's doctors, nurses, and physician’s assistants are here to talk with you for as long as you need.
- Get a second opinion on your medical condition or treatment plan. If you have questions about a diagnosis or treatment, Grand Rounds Health will connect you with a highly qualified doctor who is experienced in treating your condition so you feel more confident in your treatment.
To get started, visit go.grandrounds.com/salesforce and create an account using your Salesforce email. If a family member wants to use Grand Rounds Health, you’ll need to add them to your account.
We welcome your little ones to the Salesforce family! Here’s everything you need to know about enrolling your children in benefits.
Who is eligible?
- Your children and/or your spouse’s/domestic partner’s children, biological or adopted, under age 26.
- Your children and/or your spouse’s/domestic partner’s children, biological or adopted, over age 26 and solely dependent on you for support due to a mental or physical disability.
When can I enroll my children?
You can add children to your benefit plans as a new hire or when you experience a qualifying life event such as giving birth, adopting a child, or getting married. Note: You can enroll a child in dental benefits any time before age 3 without a life event.
You must enroll your child in medical benefits within 30 days of his/her birthdate or finalized adoption date. Have your child’s Social Security Number (SSN) on hand when enrolling. U.S. healthcare reform law requires SSNs to be reported to the IRS for each covered individual.
During Benefits Enrollment, we offer Supplemental Life Insurance of up to $10,000 per child. Check out Group Life Insurance and Income Protection to learn more.
If something happens to you, make sure your family is protected by setting up beneficiaries in Workday. You can also designate a will or trust as your beneficiary.
Thinking about sending kids to college? College Coach is the nation’s leading provider of educational advising, offering expert guidance from the best college admissions and college finance consultants around the country. The College Coach program includes access to live and recorded workshops, 1-1 counseling and in-depth online resources. Salesforce is proud to offer these valuable services as part of your benefits package—at no cost to Salesforce employees! Please see Concierge and College Coach Event Fact Sheet [PDF] for more information.
Visit the College Coach portal to get started. First-time registrants, click on Sign Up and enter the employer username salesforce and employer password employee1.
Questions? Please contact College Coach directly at 1-888-527-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s never too early to save for your future and your children’s futures. Your Salesforce benefits can help.
Looking for Financial Wellness? Money Management Educators volunteer instructors provide financial education in the areas of investments, retirement planning, education funding, real estate, and estate planning (wills and trusts). Their services are no cost. Contact them at email@example.com or through their website at www.mmenorcal.com.
CONCERN:EAP can refer you to a lawyer for help with drafting a will or trust. Your first 30-minute session is free. Each visit after that is 25% off! Call 1-800-344-4222.
Salesforce offers resources for you and your family if you need help
Moving—CONCERN:EAP can refer you to local child care resources. Visit the CONCERN:EAP website (employer ID: salesforce) to find what you need fast.
Connecting with other Salesforce parents—Use your SSO to join the ParentForce Chatter group and share tips, tricks, ideas, or maybe even a nanny!
Caring for an aging parent—When your normal plans fall through, take advantage of back-up elder care. The Back-Up Care Advantage Program provides you and your loved ones with high-quality center-based and in-home care. A care provider can pick up prescriptions, bring takeout meals, and offer general care and support. All eligible Salesforce employees have ten days of back-up care available per calendar year.
You can register for free, and make back-up care reservations—even if you don't need care right now. Once you’re registered with Bright Horizons, you can schedule care up to one month in advance. Schedule care by phone or online:
- By phone: 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737)
- Online: Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage Program (username: salesforce and password: employee1)
Find more caregiver resources, including webinars and articles, at Bright Horizons Family Resources.
Wellthy—Caring for a family member who requires complex care can be overwhelming. To support you and your family during this time, we offer Wellthy — a modern healthcare concierge — to help you better manage your loved one's care.
Learn more and get started here.
Post them to Concierge. (Find it on Aloha.)