Benefits to consider if you are living with a disability
As a Company, we are committed to diversity and inclusion for all our employees. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight select company benefits that underscore our belief in an inclusive workplace culture.
98point6 is a new kind of primary care that gives you on‑demand access to a physician via text messaging on your mobile phone. We’ve added 98point6 to your benefits package so you can now have access to care 24/7 from wherever you are—on the bus commuting to work, at a coffee shop or even in a meeting.
Visits with 98point6 physicians are available to eligible employees and dependents aged 1 and older enrolled in a News Corp medical plan at no cost to PPO or HMO plan participants, and for only $5 for those with a CDHP.
Aetna One Advocate
A single personalized advocate assigned to you is your one-stop for all your benefits needs. Aetna One Advocate doesn’t just answer questions about your medical, dental and vision plans. When you call the number on your ID card, you’ll connect directly to a member of your Aetna One® Advocate team, who are ready to answer all your benefit related questions.
Your coordinated care team is trained on all your benefit plans (even if they aren’t with Aetna) and can answer questions or warm transfer you to an external vendor while staying on the line for support. Need a second opinion about a diagnosis or upcoming surgery – they’ve got you covered and can connect you with Grand Rounds. The Aetna One Advocate team is trained to listen to what you need and can engage other resources and specialists, when necessary, to help you when you need it most.
Aetna wants to be that contact you think of first to help you navigate all the incredible programs you have access to as a News Corp employee. Call today 1-800-338-8047 Available Mon-Sat.
Help to cut through the healthcare red tape for you, your immediate family, and your parents and parents-in-laws.
- Schedule appointments
- Transfer medical records
- Review your explanation of benefits to ensure your claim was paid correctly
- Help resolve insurance claims
- Find programs available in your local community
Call HealthAdvocate 1-866-695-8622 for help today.
Participants on our healthcare plan can work with Grand Rounds when they want to see the best providers or need a second opinion on a medical treatment or surgery. Your case manager can search for world leading experts and help you make the best informed decision on your medical journey.
Register today at Grand Rounds or call 1-800-929-0926.
If you are a caregiver for a family member or taking care of your own healthcare challenges, we’ve got your back. News Corp is pleased to offer Wellthy, a service that helps families take better care. For News Corp employees with sick or aging loved ones (i.e. parent with dementia, spouse with cancer, child with autism), your family can save time, money, and stress with Wellthy.
With Wellthy, your family gets a dedicated Care Coordinator (think: personal healthcare project manager) who:
- Schedules appointments
- Refills prescriptions
- Handles prior authorizations
- Sources and screens in-home aids
- Handles a move into a care facility
- Contests insurance bills and much more!
Visit Wellthy to watch a quick video, sign up for a one-on-one call to learn more, and read our FAQ for News Corp families. Get started to start working with your dedicated Care Coordinator!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Our Employee Assistance Program is your one-stop resource for assistance with a wide range of everyday needs, at no cost to you. Employees and household members can confidentially address and resolve personal, legal, financial and work/life challenges through the EAP.
Use the EAP to access:
- Clinical services, including ten free face to face counseling sessions and unlimited telephonic assistance
- Legal and financial services
- Child and elder care referrals
- Daily living assistance, such as finding pet care, a housekeeper, a plumber, party planner and shopping services
Learn more by visiting www.mylifevalues.com (ID: Newscorpbenefits; password: benefits) or call 1-855-807-0013.
Special needs is a program designed to help families who want to ensure their child has a roadmap to a successful life and are dealing with concerns around ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities or undiagnosed difficulties.
Visit www.careadvantage.com/newscorp (ID: NewsCorp; password: backup1) today for additional details on how to get started, plus webinar registration information.
Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA)
Employees who work at least 1,250 hours in a consecutive 12 month period are eligible to apply for up to 12 weeks of job protected unpaid leave to care for themselves or for a sick family member. FMLA will run concurrent with other leaves like short-term disability, childcare leave (paid and unpaid).
Call Met Life at 1-800-220-1716 to open a leave.
The Company will work with employees to accommodate such occasional needs whenever practical by permitting the alteration of work hours for a particular day that will allow the employee to have the time needed to handle their personal issues, while still working a full work week.
A new request must be made for each instance. Each request for alteration of work hours will be considered on a case-by-case basis and some options may not be appropriate in a particular employee’s circumstances. Managers should work with the requesting employee and the People Department (Human Resources) whenever there is a conflict between an employee’s request and the needs of the business.
Flexible hours can mean many things, including;
- Arranging to have a later start time, and work later that day to make up the hours.
- Coming in early, or working through lunch, so that the employee can leave earlier than normal while still working a full day.
- Taking time off on one day, but making up the missed hours later in the same payroll week by working extra hours on different days.
- In appropriate circumstances, working from home for part or all of a day.
Other variations may also be feasible. Employees should work with their immediate managers to find a solution that works for both the employee and the business. Employees should reach out to their People Business Partner if they have any difficulty finding a workable solution with their manager directly.