August 20, 2019
Boua XiongStaff Writer
Best Buy is leading the way in supporting employees who want to grow their families.
We have long offered infertility and adoption assistance, and now employees will also be able to pursue parenthood through surrogacy with the help of a new benefit announced this week.
The Surrogacy Assistance benefit provides up to $14,080 in financial support to help cover expenses incurred by intended parents, including fees, screening costs and travel.
New parents through surrogacy also qualify for four weeks of Paid Caregiver Leave — another Best Buy employee benefit — in tandem with 12 weeks of time off granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
“The journey to building a family can take many paths. Best Buy recognizes this, and I’m thrilled we can add surrogacy to our benefits,” said Kamy Scarlett, chief human resources officer and president of U.S. retail stores.
The Surrogacy Assistance benefit is offered to all U.S. full-time employees with at least 6 months of service. It’s one of several programs Best Buy has established to support employees and their families. In addition to Paid Caregiver Leave and Adoption Assistance, employees are also eligible for Backup Child Care.
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