5 Companies With the Best Benefits for Part-Time Employees

Benefits packages for part-time employees can include medical coverage, wellness perks or pet insurance.

Written by Rose Velazquez
Published on Aug. 09, 2023
5 Companies With the Best Benefits for Part-Time Employees
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Not all companies have a completely full-time workforce. Some employees take on part-time roles, which typically means they work less than 40 hours a week. Extending perks and benefits to part-time workers is largely up to an employer’s discretion. But doing so can give them a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and retaining experienced, capable workers. We’ve compiled examples of some companies with the best benefits for part-time employees from dental and prescription coverage to pet insurance and gym reimbursements.

Companies With the Best Benefits for Part-Time Employees

  • REI
  • U-Haul
  • Costco Wholesale
  • IKEA
  • Staples

 

Companies With the Best Benefits for Part-Time Employees

REI sells outdoor gear ranging from tents and hiking boots to bikes and rock climbing equipment. Under its employee benefits plan, REI covers most of the costs for medical and dental coverage and all of the costs for other coverage options including basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance. REI also offers perks like days off to enjoy outdoor activities through the REI Yay Day program and a public transit subsidy. Both full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week over the course of a year are eligible for benefits.

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U-Haul operates a fleet of moving vehicles along with storage solutions available across the United States. The company gives part-time employees options for medical, telehealth, vision, prescription and dental benefits. Part-time employees also qualify for wellness benefits including reimbursements for gyms and mindset apps like Headspace or Calm.

 

Costco’s wholesale stores offer members a variety of goods both from popular brands and under the Kirkland Signature name. The company’s benefits package is available to both full- and part-time employees. That includes healthcare benefits to help with the cost of visiting a primary care provider, a trip to the emergency room, dental and orthodontic services, an eye exam, filling a prescription and other medical needs.

 

IKEA is a furniture company with a global footprint. Its stores are spread across six continents, employing more than 200,000 people. The company makes at least some of its benefits available to all employees, regardless of how they get paid or how many hours they work each week, according to the company’s career page. Employees who regularly work a minimum of 20 hours per week can access all of IKEA’s benefit offerings, such as medical and prescription coverage, paid time off, parental leave, pet insurance and income protection. 

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Staples has been around for more than three decades, bringing customers office supplies and technology solutions. In addition to doing business through its website and over 1,000 retail stores, Staples has a division that provides services to enterprise-level clients. The company says its part-time employees in the United States can take advantage of medical, dental, vision, life, dependent life, accidental death and short-term disability insurance coverage.

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