“This is a benefit that is badly needed in this day and age, with the number of children [diagnosed with autism] increasing, especially because early intervention is important,” said Benefits Manager Julie O’Hara.
The expanded plan covers 100% of medical expenses related to the autism of an employee’s child. It has cost the organization $242,452 over two years.
“We care about our employees, so that’s the humane side,” O’Hara said. “But on the productivity side, if an employee has a child who’s not doing well, they aren’t the best employee they can be.”
Contact: Julie O’Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org.