Benefits Overview

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital values our exceptional employees. We are committed to helping our employees lead a healthy lifestyle by offering a comprehensive benefits package to fit their needs – including those that promote physical, financial and emotional well-being.

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition remission, an employee assistance program, retirement plan and more.


Health Benefits


Your health, along with the health of your family, is important to us. We provide several choices of health plans to select from. Our health plans are administered through Cigna Health Care. We offer a qualified high deductible plan and Health Savings Account Option, as well as other lower deductible options. Our plans include Prescription Drug coverage as well.


SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital offers two dental plan options to meet your needs. Both plans allow you to see any dental provider, but you can save money if you choose an in-network dentist. The Comprehensive Plan provides coverage for a wide range of services, including preventive, basic and major restorative services, and orthodontia. The Preventive Plan has no deductible, but covers preventive care only.


SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital offers a vision plan that provides coverage for many types of eye care, including eye exams, lenses, frames and contact lenses. You may see any vision care provider, although the best value is provided when in-network doctors are used.

Flexible Spending Accounts

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Offers Health Care Spending and Dependent Care Spending accounts. These accounts allow you to have money deducted from your paycheck pre-tax and deposited into an account for use on Eligible Medical Expenses and Eligible Dependent Care Expenses during the calendar year.


Paid Time Off (PTO)

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is committed to helping employees achieve a work/life balance. All full-time and eligible part-time employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO). This time is used for vacations, holidays, short-term illnesses and other absences from scheduled work.

403(b) Retirement Benefit

Our program is designed to help you save for your future. The plan offers employees a method to invest their pre-tax dollars to save for retirement income. All eligible employees who participate are eligible to receive a match from SSM Health on a portion of their contribution.


To ease the financial burden on you and your family should you suffer a prolonged illness, we offer two plan options:

  • Standard Plan: replaces 50% of eligible income up to a weekly max.
  • Standard Plus Plan: replaces 60% of eligible income up to a weekly max.

Additional Benefits

Employee Referral Program

At SSM Saint Louis University Hospital, we want to promote an environment where you work with your friends, literally! It is our philosophy that our employees, who work here every day, are the best judges of who would be successful employees and we make it a top priority to actively pursue employee referrals. By referring the best, you could be rewarded!

Tuition Remission Plan

One of our top priorities is assisting employees in their personal and professional growth by offering tuition remission to full-time employees interested in continuing their education. We offer a tuition remission plan that is designed to help you realize your educational and professional goals.

Hyatt Legal

If you elect the Hyatt Legal Plan, you and your family members can access low-cost legal services through a network of more than 11,000 attorneys. A network attorney can help with: wills, living wills, powers of attorney, prenuptial agreements, adoption, contested guardianship or name change, as well as real estate matters like selling or purchasing a home, refinancing, eviction or tenant problems, and property tax assessment.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program offers resources to help with financial planning, child care, marriage counseling and many other life events.