A variety of benefits and programs are available to benefits-eligible associates at no cost when they access the benefits. Some programs require enrollment in an Albertsons medical or dental plan as described here.

Preventive Care Services

Enrollment in a Company medical plan is required.

If you are enrolled in a Company medical plan, you have access to a variety of preventive services covered at 100% including regular checkups; standard immunizations; age/gender-appropriate screenings for blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, depression, obesity, and type 2 diabetes; and pediatric screening for hearing, vision, autism and developmental disorders, depression, and obesity. Some services are subject to certain limitations depending on medical necessity and other reasonable medical management techniques. You won’t be charged a fee for the visit as long as your doctor is an in-network provider and the service is coded as preventive care.

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No-Cost Programs for Blue Cross of Idaho Members

If you are enrolled in a medical plan administered by Blue Cross of Idaho, you have a variety of no-cost resources when you access the benefits.

Bright Beginnings: Bright Beginnings is a program for expectant mothers created to encourage moms-to-be to start taking care of themselves and their babies as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Members who go through all perinatal (prenatal and post natal) care appointments with their physician and provide proof that they followed their doctor’s care guidelines and visit schedule receive a $100 Carter’s clothing gift card and book. Click here to learn more.

Nutrition and Health Coaching Benefits: One-on-one time with a registered dietitian or health coach can help you navigate your nutrition choices and provide tools to help you make successful lifestyle changes. Click here to learn more.

Condition Support: Work with a Care Manager who will coach you and create a personalized care plan. Care Managers ensure you receive the education, resources, coaching and coordination of care with your physician(s) to better manage your condition. Click here to learn more.

BridgeHealth Surgery Care: With BridgeHealth Surgery Care, you can save money while receiving top-quality care with low complication, infection and readmission rates for certain non-emergency surgeries. If you are enrolled in a Company-sponsored medical plan through Blue Cross of Idaho, you have access to Surgery Care’s top-rated facilities and surgeons for non-emergency surgeries.  Surgery Care is available to you at no additional cost. Click here to learn more.

Blue Distinction+ Centers: If you are enrolled in a Company-sponsored medical plan through Blue Cross of Idaho, you can take advantage of top quality care at Blue Distinction+ Centers for care that can lead to better outcomes while saving you money. Blue Distinction+ Center designations recognize healthcare facilities delivering specialty care for bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery and more. This program may not be available to associates covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Click here to learn more.


Benefits-eligible associates eligible for Company health plans have access to myStrength.

myStrength is designed to help with life’s challenges by supporting positive changes and improving your overall well-being.

  • Get support for anxiety, depression, stress and managing life events through a range of guided programs and tools available 24/7 on the myStrength website and app.
  • You don’t pay anything to access myStrength resources.
  • myStrength is available to all associates eligible for Company medical plans. Kaiser members have access to myStrength through the Kaiser apps library.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is available to all benefits-eligible associates.

We can all use some help from time to time. You may have supportive friends and family, but an objective, trained support professional can often provide the kind of unbiased assistance your loved ones can’t. A confidential conversation with the right person can be just what you need to start feeling better.

You and your family members can get up to three confidential counseling sessions by phone or in person per issue per year—for free through the EAP. You also have access to the Guidance Resources website which provides information, tools and support on a wide variety of emotional well-being topics.

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Dental Preventive & Diagnostic Services

If you are enrolled in a Company-sponsored dental plan through Delta Dental, you have access to no cost preventive and diagnostic services when you visit a Delta Dental PPO dentist.

Preventive dental care includes routine oral exams, X-rays, cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatments. These services are considered preventive because they’re aimed at identifying and stopping early dental issues before they arise. A diagnostic dental appointment is a visit in which only procedures needed to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis are completed. It does not include a cleaning or any work necessary to restore your teeth. Oftentimes your first visit to a new dental office is considered a diagnostic visit.

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Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Basic Life and AD&D insurance is provided to benefits-eligible associates.

For peace of mind, you have basic life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance paid by Albertsons in case something were to happen to you. Benefits-eligible associates automatically receive basic life and AD&D insurance in the amount of 2X your annual base salary up to $1,000,000. Coverage decreases to 65% of the original amount between ages 56 and 69, 35% between ages 70 and 74, 25% between ages 75 and 79, and 20% at ages 80 and older.

If you are eligible for basic AD&D paid by Albertsons, you automatically receive Zurich Travel Assist Services.

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Short-term Disability (STD)

Benefits-eligible non-union associates are automatically enrolled in this Company-paid benefit.

Company-paid short-term disability (STD) replaces a portion of your regular pay when you must miss work for more than a week because you’re recovering from a non-work-related illness or injury (including pregnancy and recovering from childbirth). Generally, there is a seven calendar-day waiting period before STD benefits begin. After the waiting period, the Plan pays 100% of your pay for six weeks and 60% of your pay for up to 19 more weeks with no maximum.

If you work in certain states (including California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, or the District of Columbia) any benefits for which you are eligible under the Company-paid STD Plan are offset by any amounts you receive from your state or District of Columbia plan.

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