Employee Benefits Summary

Dietitians On Demand offers benefits to all full-time employees. Benefits include full medical coverage (with vision and dental), 401(k) with matching and sick pay. We’re excited to offer these benefits to our field employees, and we’re sure you have questions about it.

The information below details eligibility requirements, pricing and some FAQs. Here are a few highlights to get you started:

  • *NEW FOR 2024* Those who sign an employment offer of at least 30 hours per week will be eligible to immediately enroll in benefits for coverage effective the 1st day of the following month.
  • For medical benefits, Dietitians On Demand will contribute 65 percent of the total premium.
  • For the 401(k), employees can easily contribute through a payroll deduction after qualifying.
  • If you have a gap in assignments with us, any accrued Sick Pay leave will remain available to you if you return to your next assignment within one year.  We offer up to 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.

While you’re out there caring for your patients, we want to care for you. Your health and financial wellness are as important to us as your career satisfaction. View our full benefits summary information below and scroll down to download the information as PDFs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the rates for health benefits?

Dietitians On Demand contributes 65% of the total cost of the available medical plans for an employee. We also contribute 65% of the cost of a child or children. We do not contribute to the cost of the spouse.

There are 3 medical plans to select from and below is the per paycheck amount for Employee Only category:

  • Anthem 4000/7350: $80.00
  • Anthem 2500/6500: $100.00
  • Anthem 1500/5250: $115.00

Q: What other health benefits do you offer?

In addition to medical benefits, we offer a vision and dental plan through Anthem. All plans can be selected autonomously, but they have the same qualification criteria and rules.

Dietitians On Demand does NOT contribute to the cost of vision or dental plans. Dental and vision plans are available for spouse and dependents. 

Q: What if my assignment ends and I have benefits?

If an assignment ends, coverage remains active through the end of the month. COBRA enrollment is an option and once terminated in Dominion Payroll information regarding COBRA will be made available.

If there is a signed employment offer for another full-time assignment by the end of the month, then your coverage will continue without interruption.


  • Assignment ends February 12
  • Employment offer for another full-time assignment is signed on February 28
  • Start Date of new assignment is March 17
  • No interruption in coverage


  • Assignment ends February 12
  • No employment offer is signed by the end of the month.
  • Benefits end on February 28

Q: What if my assignment ends and I have another assignment, but there is a break before I start?

An employment offer must be signed before the end of the month of your current assignment. If there is a break in assignment and there is a signed employment offer, Dietitians On Demand will pay an employee’s benefit contribution until the payroll resumes. All funds in arrears will be collected with the first payroll following your return.

Q: What if my assignment ends and I want to take a couple of months off?

Dietitians On Demand cannot continue to pay for your benefits while you are not generating payroll and have no assignment. Rules can be complex, and we recommend that you speak with an authorized HR representative if you are using our benefits and want to take an extended time off.

Generally, if you have not generated any hours for at least 13 weeks before returning to work, we must treat you as a new hire for ACA compliance and you would be subject to re-qualifying for benefits.

If you return to work within 13 weeks (and have worked for us longer than 13 weeks previously), you will be treated as a re-hire, and you can re-enroll with benefits effective the day you start your next assignment.

We recommend that you speak with an authorized HR representative before making any decisions so we can review the scenario with our advisor.

Q: What if I decline or don’t enroll in benefits and I change my mind later?

If an employee is offered coverage, and does not enroll, they cannot enroll after 30 days from their eligibility date unless there is a qualifying life event, such as the birth of a child or loss of benefits through a spouse. You must let us know within 30 days of the qualifying event or else the enrollment eligibility will lapse.

If you have maintained eligibility there is the opportunity to enroll during our annual open enrollment period between November – December.

Q: What if I waived benefits because I was on my parent’s plan and I am now not eligible because I have aged out of their plan?

If you are eligible for benefits from us, and you waived benefits because of a parental plan, you will be able to enroll at any time after you reach age 26 because that is considered a qualifying life event. Please notify an authorized HR on your birthdate if you were invited to enroll but declined due to your age and having benefits under your parent.

Q: When do deductions from my paycheck start?

Deductions start with the first paycheck following your enrollment. If your assignment ends, deductions end with your last paycheck. 

Q: Can I add a spouse or dependent(s) to my plan?

Yes, you can add your spouse to the plan; However, Dietitians On Demand does not cover the additional cost of adding a spouse.

Q: Where can I find my insurance cards?

An enrollment card will be mailed to your home address. You can also quickly access your ID card on your phone by using the Sydney Helaht mobile app or logging in at anthem.com. Your digital ID card works the same as a paper one. You can also download your ID card for quicker access.

Q: How will I know if I qualify for health benefits?

A member of our team will reach out with registration details if you qualify.

Q: Where will I enroll for health benefits?

Enrollment will be completed through Dominion Payroll. Your total cost will be calculated during enrollment and deductions will start with your first paycheck after enrollment. Once notified of eligibility, you have 30 days to enroll. 

Q: How do I view my accrued sick leave?

Please contact [email protected] for updated sick leave balance. 

Q: Can I use my sick leave to care for family members?

Employees can use their paid sick leave to care for family members including care for a spouse, child, grandparent, parent, or sibling. 

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