The Columbus company was the top-ranked of three Ohio businesses on the list.

Columbus-based CoverMyMeds landed the No. 16 spot on Fortune magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents”—one of just three Ohio companies (and the highest ranked) to earn the honor.

The health care technology company has an array of competitive benefits for its 1,300 employees, including medical insurance with no worker premium, paid paternity leave (12 weeks for the childbearing or adopting parent and four weeks for the non-childbearing parent) and flexible work hours. 

But for Veronica Knuth, vice president of talent, there’s more to the company’s employee-centric mindset than just the benefits package. “We have benefit programs and things like that that our employees appreciate,” she says, “but it’s also about taking the extra step to make sure that each leader knows what each employee needs to make sure this is the best place both professionally and personally.” 

The key, says Knuth, has been to offer individuated benefits tailored to the company’s workforce. “Lots of companies say that they’re employee-centric … and [they] look at, ‘How can we meet the needs of our population?’ But [CoverMyMeds asks], ‘How can we individualize that to make sure that the offerings are special and unique based on what each person needs?’ And I mean, as a working parent myself, that’s the best thing that you can ask for.

“We build a lot of flexibility into every role … making sure we’re not penalizing working parents who need to take time off,” Knuth says. For some workers, that might mean leaving earlier in the afternoon, while for others it could be working from home a few days a week.

“So much of how your employee base supports your customer base stems from how you treat your employees,” Knuth says. “And so making this the best place for them allows them to make this the best place for our patients and customers.”

A shorter version of this story appears in “Parent Pulse” in our Spring 2020 issue.

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