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Other Benefits

We have even more benefits that may meet individuals' needs and desires at Children's Mercy Kansas City, including:

Adoption assistance


  • The Adoption Assistance benefit provides reimbursement of eligible adoption expenses after your adopted child is placed in your home.

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per two-week pay period, are eligible for this benefit effective 90 days after the hire date.

  • The amount of reimbursement varies by employment status:

    • Full-time employees are eligible for up to $5,000.

    • Part-time employees are eligible for up to $2,500.

  • Employees who are primary caregivers may use Extended Illness Time (EIT) during the period of time immediately following the child's placement.

Backup care options


  • Backup Care Options provides backup adult or child care when you need to get to work and there is a breakdown in your normal caregiver arrangement.

  • Full- and part-time employees, working at least 32 hours per pay period, are eligible to use Backup Care Options effective the date of hire.

  • Employees pay an affordable co-pay depending on the type of care:

    • $3 per hour per child for center-based care.

    • $6 per hour for in-home care for up to three dependents.

Employee discounts


  • All employees are eligible for a discount on Children's Mercy medical services effective the date of hire.

  • The discount will be applied by Cigna if your child is enrolled in a Children's Mercy medical plan.

On-site childcare center


  • The Hospital Hill Learning Center is available to all employees to provide care for their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

  • Care is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The center is located across the street from Children's Mercy downtown location at the corner of Holmes and 22nd streets.

  • Tuition may be paid pre-tax via payroll deduction.

Tuition assistance


  • Full and part-time employees are eligible for tuition assistance effective 90 days after their hire date.

  • The maximum benefit varies based on employment status or field of study:

    • Employees in a full-time status are eligible for up to $3,000 each calendar year.

    • Employees in a part-time status are eligible for up to $1,500 each calendar year.

    • Employees in a part-time or greater status with a major on our Targeted Fields of Study list are eligible for $4,000 for undergraduate courses and $5,250 for graduate courses each calendar year.

  • Most schools bill Children's Mercy directly.

  • Funds may be used to pay tuition, required fees and required textbooks.

  • All employees are eligible to use academic coaching and education discounts starting their first day of employment.

Additional benefits

Children's Mercy also offers the following benefits:

  • Whil, a Rethink Division benefit.

  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance.

  • Auto and Home Group Insurance.

  • Pet insurance.

  • Virtual tutoring for dependents.

  • Workplace banking services.

  • Financial well-being.

  • Children’s Mercy Discount Program (Perkspot).

  • Employee service awards.

  • Free parking and shuttle bus service.

  • Payroll deduction for the Missouri Saving for Tuition (MO$T) Program.

  • On-site cafeteria.

  • Purchase of cafeteria, snack shop and gift shop items via payroll deduction.

  • Recreation activities.

  • Worker's compensation.

  • And more.