Savings and support for you and your family
The health system has a wide range of benefits to help you and your family get ready for the school year. Take advantage of these resources, many of which are available to employees regardless of benefits eligibility, to ease the mental and financial stress of back-to-school season!
Perks For You
Employees can score discounts and save money all year long on school and office supplies, brand-name electronics, educational technology and tutoring services through Perks For You. These discounts are available to all employees regardless of benefits eligibility.
Access your discounts in three easy steps at KansasHealthSystemPerks.com:
- Click “Don’t have an account? Sign up.”
- Enter your name, preferred email address, employee ID number (from your Workday profile), date of birth and home zip code.
- Create a password.
Be sure to save the email address you used and your password for future access. Once you’ve signed up, download the BenefitHub app for on-the-go access to Perks For You discounts: Apple App Store / Google Play.
Get the brand-name computers, tablets, phones and other electronics you and your family need and pay over time – interest-free – through our partnership with Purchasing Power. Any employee who meets eligibility requirements (based on tenure and salary) automatically qualifies.
Instead of using a high-interest credit card or paying more at a rent-to-own store, buy big-ticket school items now, then pay over 12 months. Payments are deducted from your paycheck with no interest, no risk of late fees and no credit check required.
Bright Horizons, our family care partner, can take the stress out of coordinating care for your family.
Benefits-eligible employees can access reliable back-up care on days when alternative childcare is needed, like when school is closed or the sitter is sick.
Visit Clients.BrightHorizons.com/KansasHealthSystem to register in just four steps:
- Click “Join Today.”
- Enter your employee ID number (from your Workday profile).
- Check your email for a verification message and click “confirm email address” in that message.
- Enter your personal information and create a password.
Additional family supports
Benefits-eligible employees can also receive preferred enrollment and tuition discounts at a network of childcare centers, plus access to free online databases of sitters, nannies, elder care resources, pet care services, and household help.
What’s more, you can get discounts on tutoring and standardized test preparation to help set your child up for academic success.
Please note this benefit is available only in Kansas City.
A new school year can trigger all sorts of emotions – from excitement to anxiety – for both children and adults. The health system’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides mental health tools to support your whole family. These services are free and available to all employees and their household members, including children, regardless of benefits eligibility.
To ensure confidentiality, EAP services are provided by an external partner, ComPsych. The health system will have no record of who seeks help from EAP. These mental health resources are available anytime, day or night, and anywhere, by phone or online. Whenever and wherever you need help, EAP is here for you.
- A back-to-school guide to prepare for the first day of school
- A back-to-school tip list to get the whole family off to a good start
- A back-to-school FAQ that explores common questions you might have about helping your child with school
- Additional back-to-school resources to help you nurture your child’s mental health, teach your child about diversity and inclusion and find your family's home-school-work balance
Free and confidential counseling
- Eight free professional counseling sessions per issue for you and your household members (including children), either in person or by phone call, video meeting or private text
- Support for any emotional or behavioral health issue, including common concerns like stress and conflict management, illness or injury, anxiety or depression, grief or loss, trauma or PTSD, and substance abuse
- Information, referrals and resources for ongoing treatment if the need for long-term counseling arises
Free and confidential resources
- Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT), an evidence-based self-help technique presented through online interactive modules
- Self-improvement tools and solutions for everyday issues to help your family at home, school and work
- Searchable information and resources to help you or your child with difficult school or home situations, plus referrals if the need arises
EAP is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Call 855-784-2052 (toll-free) or 800-697-0353 (TTY)
- Visit GuidanceResources.com and register. Enter “health system” as the Organization Web ID, then create a username and password. Children aged 12 and under must have a parent register for them. Children aged 13 and up may have their own private account.
- Download the GuidanceNow app for easier access to EAP resources on your phone or tablet: Apple App Store / Google Play
Learning Quest Education Savings 529
It’s never too early to start planning for college. The earlier you invest, the better the chance your savings will grow over time. The health system makes it easy with the option to deposit part of your paycheck in a 529 education savings account. This benefit is available to all employees regardless of benefits eligibility. Click here to learn more.
Bright Horizons EdAssist Education Coaching
Whether you’re thinking about going back to school or you want to build skills to advance your career, the health system offers free education coaching to benefits-eligible employees through Bright Horizons EdAssist. Personalized coaching sessions can help you plan your education to achieve your professional goals; determine which programs best fit your learning style and schedule; explore grants, scholarships and financial aid options; and develop a budget strategy to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs. Click here to learn more.
Bright Horizons EdAssist Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage you to invest in your personal development and career growth through formal education. The health system will reimburse benefit-eligible employees who have at least 12 months of service for completing approved college courses at an accredited institution. Full-time employees can receive up to $3,750 per calendar year, while part-time employees can receive a prorated amount based on FTE. We partner with Bright Horizons EdAssist to make the tuition reimbursement process easier for you. Click here to learn more.
Health System Certification Awards
Achieving certification shows strong commitment to a profession, demonstrating expertise and ultimate mastery of a specialty. The health system recognizes that commitment with cash awards in support of employees’ continuous learning and career growth. This benefit is available to all employees regardless of benefits eligibility. Click here to learn more.