Lurie Children’s offer opportunities to save both time and money on special items and everyday goods and services. Through saving and discount benefits, you will find the extra support you need great for you and your wallet.


Adoption Assistance

Adoption Assistance is a benefit that provides financial assistance for parents who choose to adopt, $5,000 per adopted child, which is intended to assist with such expenses as legal services, family studies, adoption related travel expenses, or cover other expenses incurred as a result of the adoption. This benefit is available to benefits eligible employees after 6 months of service.

See Adoption Assistance Benefit for more details on its policy and procedures.

Fill out the Application for Adoption Benefit to get started.


Bright Start 529 College Savings Program

This college savings program allows you to set aside savings for future college tuition through payroll contributions to Bright Start of Illinois. Visit Bright Start or call 877.432.7444 to learn more. This benefit is available to all employees.

Check out these informational videos through Healthcare Associates Credit Union powered through Enrich to learn more on saving for a child’s education. With Enrich, you can receive personalized help to achieve your financial goals.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance through Lurie Children’s is tuition reimbursement for employees who choose to continue their education. Up to $5,250 per calendar year, pro-rated for part-time employees. Note: benefits eligible employee = budgeted in a 0.5 FTE status or more. Email here for more information. This benefit is available to benefits eligible employees after 6 months of service.


Student Loans & PSLF

Student Loans

SoFi offers refinancing options for students and Parent PLUS loans. Takes just minutes to see your rates and terms and does not impact your credit score. Upon refinancing, you’ll receive a welcome bonus. Visit SoFi or call 855.456.7634. This benefit is available to all employees and their dependents.

Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Lurie Children’s is working with TIAA and Savi to bring you a financial wellness benefit that helps you find repayment plan options that can lower your monthly payment and put you on the path toward loan forgiveness. Join a webinar hosted by the student loan experts at Savi to learn more about what you can do to be ready for payments to resume.

Learn more about Student Loans & PSLF:


Before-tax Transit Benefit Option and Parking & Shuttle Service

To ease the cost of your commute to work, the Lurie Children’s pre-tax transit benefit option lets you set aside pretax dollars from your paycheck to help pay for monthly parking or transit costs. It’s easy and flexible.

Transit – for transportation to/from work on Metra, RTA, CTA/Ventra, Pace and even the Lurie Children’s shuttle.

Parking – for commercial garages near your train/bus stop or close to your worksite (but not for Lurie Children’s garages).

How it works


Enroll and manage your account on the HealthEquity / WageWorks website or by calling 877.924.3967.


Decide the amount you want to contribute, and the money is deducted from your paycheck, before taxes are taken out.

How much

You can elect to contribute up to the monthly IRS limit of $315 for transit and $315 for parking.


Make changes by the 10th of the prior month for the new deduction to be effective the following month.

You can set up change orders on a monthly basis or set up a recurring order on an ongoing basis.


Healthcare Associates Credit Union

The HealthCare Associates Credit Union (HACU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial institution that offers quality, economical services to you and your family members. Through HACU, you receive lower loan rates and higher savings rates, low or no cost services and increased capital.

Visit HACU or call 630.276.5555 for more information or stop by HR satellite/Belden offices for additional HACU materials. Also, make sure to check out the Members Perks Summary.


Healthy Rewards Discount Program

Get discounts on the health products and programs you use every day for products like nutritional meal delivery service or virtual workouts. Log into and navigate to Healthy Rewards Discount Program or call 800.870.3470. Review this flyer for more information.


Hospital Services & Other Discounts

Lurie Children’s provides numerous employee discounts to help make certain purchases more affordable and convenient for you. As an employee, you and dependent children receive a 50% discount on hospital services after insurance coverage. You can also receive 5% below the average wholesale price for drugs on the hospital formulary. To learn about other discounted services available, email Hospital Services Billing or call 877.924.8200. You can also email Physician Services Billing or call 312.227.7200. This benefit is available to all employees.


Employee Referral Program

Employees like you are our most valuable resource in attracting outstanding talent to the company. When you refer quality candidates to Lurie Children’s, you’re not only helping strengthen our business, but also gaining the opportunity to earn a cash award.

We value and reward our employees for their recruiting efforts. All hospital employees (with the exception of Human Resources, Chiefs, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors/Senior Directors, physicians and temporary employees) are eligible to participate in our Employee Referral Program.

Any employee referring a person who is hired for a position regardless of FTE status will be rewarded. An employee referring a person for an open position posted on our career site will receive an award of $500 (subject to taxes) paid out 90 days following the new hire's start date. Review the policy for more information.

How to refer an external applicant

Referring an external applicant is easy – just tell your friends or someone you know about the great opportunities available at Lurie Children’s. Encourage them to apply! They can apply online (click on the "Jobs" link in the footer on any page on the site). If the applicant's skills and qualifications meet the requirements of the open position and they are hired and you are listed on the application under the section "How did you hear about us,” or you referred the candidate in Workday, you will be given credit for making the referral. It’s that simple. 

There are two ways to enter a referral:

  1. The employee referring a person must follow the Workday “Refer a Candidate” process to add the referral to the open position. Instructions for the process can be found in the Common Favorites folder on your desktop (uPerform –
  2. When the candidate is applying, they must provide the Lurie Children’s employees’ full name in the application. In the application the candidate will be asked “How did you hear about us?.” In the dropdown menu they need to select “Employee Referral” and they will be provided an additional text box where they will enter the employees’ full name or Lurie Children’s email address.

For any questions, please contact


Lurie Children’s Scholarship Offering

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Lurie Children’s. The recipients of the “Children’s Children” Scholarship Program are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstance and an online recommendation.


Criteria for eligible recipients:

  • Dependent children, age 24 and under, of full and part-time employees budgeted at 20 hours or more per week. The employee must have a minimum of one-year employment with the hospital as of the deadline and still be an employee at the time of the award distribution.
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study in the field of healthcare, at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical college for the entire upcoming academic year.


If selected as a recipient, an award will be granted to the child/student of an employee based on the employee’s status as follows:

  • Part-time (40 – 59 hours per pay period) = $1,500
  • Full-time (60 – 80 hours per pay period) = $3,000

For more information, apply online.


Employee Advantages Discount Program

Employee Advantages Discount Program powered by YouDecide is your single destination site for a wide variety of discounted products and services, including types of insurance, computers and electronics, travel, flowers and gifts, and apparel and accessories. These are deals and discounts that you typically won’t get directly from providers and retailers, but are available to Lurie Children’s employees through YouDecide. Start saving by visiting YouDecide or calling 800.746.7236. Use group id: LCH545.