Teammates

Your Maternity Benefits and Resources

Your Compensation

Teammates who are expectant mothers and work full time, 30 standard hours or more per week, receive:

  • 6 weeks compensation at 100% with medical leave of absence approval
  • 30 days of transitional child care as you return to work
SmartStarts

If you participate in the LiveWELL Health Plan, register with the SmartStarts program before 20 weeks by calling 1-800-722-2157, option 2.

Classes and Tours

Maternity Classes and Tours are available beginning in the first trimester and free for teammates. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required for all classes and tours.

Maternity Center

Choose a facility that is convenient for you.

Budgeting 

Use the Cost-Estimator Tool powered by Castlight to help budget for your baby (available for teammates enrolled in the LiveWELL Health Plan).

Leave of Absence 

Begin your Leave of Absence paperwork by submitting the Certification of Healthcare Provider Form to Leave of Absence no earlier than 30 days before your anticipated first day of missed work by email or by fax to (704-446-6624).

The Leave of Absence Guide is available for additional guidance. 

Short-Term Disability

If you are a full-time teammate, 30 standard hours or more, you will need to contact MetLife to initiate your claim for your Short-Term Disability no earlier than 30 days before your anticipated first day of missed work by calling (800) 421-7014. When you call, have your healthcare provider contact information available.

Breast Pump Reimbursement 

If you participate in the LiveWELL Health Plan and are within your third trimester, purchase your breast pump at an Atrium Health gift shop and submit your receipt and breast pump reimbursement form to Medcost for reimbursement. You may also contact MedCost for available online DME service options or questions regarding breast pump rental reimbursement. To purchase your pump in Cleveland, contact Lactation Services at 980-487-3887.

Your Compensation

Teammates who are expectant mothers and work full time, 30 standard hours or more per week, receive:

  • 6 weeks compensation at 100% with leave of absence approval
  • 30 days of transitional child care as you return to work
Revising Your Maternity Leave

If your first day of missed work differs from your Leave of Absence approval date, call a Maternity Navigator so they can begin your maternity benefit accordingly. Ask your healthcare provider to send a note to LOAAdministrator@carolinashealthcare.org or by fax to 704-446-6624 to revise your Maternity Leave.

Short-Term Disability

Call MetLife for Short-Term Disability to confirm your date of delivery at (800) 421-7014.

When your Short-Term Disability ends, communicate your PTO preferences with your manager.

Adding Your Child to Your Benefits

Add new family member to your LiveWELL Health Plan on YourHRLink within 31 days of delivery.

Returning to Work

Before returning to work, ensure all required Return to Work documents (Fitness for Duty and Return from Family Care Leave Form) are approved by the Leave of Absence Department.

Communicate with your leader regarding any requested accommodations you will need upon your return. For example, you may need to pump if you are breastfeeding your child. If you are lactating, please review our Lactation Room List to find a comfortable space to pump. If badge access is required, ensure an OSR is submitted timely for you obtain access. If you need assistance with locating a place to pump, please contact your Maternity Navigator.

Post-Leave Transitional Child Care
(for teammates who work 30 standard hours or more) 

Your Atrium Health Maternity Benefits offer you FREE, high-quality child care through the LifeCare. You receive up to 30 days of care that can be used until the date of your baby’s first birthday, at no cost to you. Register by calling 1-866-621-7687 or go to LifeCare online and schedule your child care up to 30 days in advance.

Registration Code: ATRIUM

Dependent Back-Up Care

Back-Up Care provides child and adult care services when the unexpected happens or when your regular caregiver is unavailable.

Consider adding the Dependent Day Care FSA option for the current calendar year child care expenses. Review your current HSA account balance and consider adjusting contributions if needed.

Before Teammate Begins Maternity Leave

 

Make sure your teammate is informed of their benefits by directing them to the Maternity page and instruct them to contact a Maternity Navigator.

While Teammate is on Maternity Leave

Contact a Maternity Navigator to obtain instructions on how to code your teammate’s time while they are on maternity leave.

Before your teammate returns to work, schedule a time to talk with them to discuss the logistics of their return and any accommodations they may require (e.g., time to pump for breastfeeding).

Supporting Your Teammate

Recognize your teammate’s physical needs and know that the frequency of doctor’s appointments will increase throughout the pregnancy. Be understanding and provide flexibility when possible.

Know that transitioning back to work after maternity leave is a process for new mothers.

Be sensitive and accommodating of lactating mother’s needs.

Policies and Forms

*To access the HSA Contribution Form outside the Atrium Health network, login to Go Remote to access PeopleConnect.

Maternity Experience Navigator

Contact a Maternity Experience Navigator for information about the Atrium Health Maternity Program. 

704-631-0301

 Email

Reference our Maternity Leave Checklist for further information.

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