Benefits innovator spotlight: Comcast

Editor’s note: This is one of 10 employers chosen for Employee Benefit News’ Benefits Leadership awards, spotlighting companies who are taking a fresh approach to employee benefits.

It only makes sense that employees who work for a mass media conglomerate get entertainment perks.

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Signage is displayed in a hallway at Comcast Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Comcast Corp. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 26. Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg

Comcast employees in serviceable areas get free XFINITY TV and Internet services, as well as discounted voice and home options — an annual savings of about $3,000, the cable giant says. Employees also get discounted tickets to the Universal Orlando and Hollywood theme parks, as well as 20% off Fandango gift cards.

It’s more than just fun perks. Comcast’s robust benefits package includes medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, child and eldercare resources and adoption assistance.

Financial benefits are also a vital component: Comcast offers a 401(k) plan with a company match, a stock plan option and complimentary personal finance counseling from professionals.

“We have a very diverse population that we need to offer benefits for and take into consideration,” says Jill Personett, senior director of benefit design and strategy at Comcast.
The cable provider even has a benefits committee that determines what perks will be offered.

See also:
Benefits innovator spotlight: Microsoft
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Benefits innovator spotlight: PwC
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