Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system, and this has never been more evident than during the pandemic. Of course, high demand for your skills also means increased stress, which can lead to a higher risk of burnout. That’s why RNnetwork is working hard to provide you with a benefits package that provides you the support and peace of mind you need. Just knowing we have your back if you get sick — or need someone to talk to — is one less thing to worry about while you’re taking care of others. Here are four ways RNnetwork’s benefits team is here to support you.
1. Benefits from day one
Starting with the first day of your assignment, you’re eligible for RNnetwork’s benefits package. This includes health, dental, and vision insurance along with access to the employee assistance program (EAP) and Teladoc, which provides 24/7 physician consultation services and mental health assistance.
New travelers have up to 30 days to sign up for benefits after starting their first assignment, and the benefits are retroactive. For example, if you start your assignment and on day two you need to go pick up an antibiotic, you’re already covered even if you haven’t had time to enroll yet. As soon as you do enroll, you can submit the bills and claims for processing.
2. Mental health assistance
Protecting your mental health is important, especially now. Whether you’re worried about getting sick yourself, having a hard time unwinding, or struggling to deal with all the uncertainty, RNnetwork’s benefits include mental health services at no additional cost to help you get relief.
Teladoc is a free telehealth service available to all enrolled travelers, even if you don’t sign up for our regular medical benefits. The Teladoc app makes it quick and easy to set up virtual appointments with physicians and skilled professionals for both physical ailments and mental health services.
There’s no limit on the number of mental health sessions you and your dependents over age 18 can use. Licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers are available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time from any location.
In addition, our employee assistance program (EAP) now offers mental help support at no extra cost through the TalkSpace app (therapy services) and Sanvello app (coping tools, community support, and more).
3. Coverage between assignments
Taking time off between assignments is one of the perks of travel nursing, but going without insurance during those gaps can add to your stress. At RNnetwork, as long as you begin your next assignment within 31 days of your last assignment ending, you can maintain continuous benefits coverage. Missed premiums for this bridge period will reflected on your paycheck once you return to work and begin your new assignment.
Uninterrupted benefits coverage allows you to visit your own doctor at home, go to the dentist, or take care of other personal needs while you’re between assignments. That way you don’t have to try to fit them in between shifts unless it’s necessary. It may be worth it just for the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered!
4. Retirement and other perks
In addition to healthcare, RNnetwork offers many other benefits to help you plan for the future or prepare for the unexpected.
All travelers have the option of contributing to a 401(k) retirement account, and RNnetwork will match your contribution at 50% for up to the first 7%.
For travelers with pets, RNnetwork offers optional pet insurance to help keep your furry family members healthy too.
There are even corporate discounts available for travelers that vary based on your location. Depending on the area you’re in, you can benefit from grocery discounts to saving on various cellular plans. Discounts are updated frequently so it is good to check in on a regular basis to see what may be new and available. If you’re already working with RNnetwork, check out which discounts are currently available by logging into the discount program portal.
Taking care of our caregivers
All of our travel nurse employment benefits are designed to help you focus on taking care of yourself and your patients — not worrying about access to healthcare.
If you have questions about benefits details, contact the benefits team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.