Newly-hired Lidl employees eligible for medical benefits covering COVID-19 illness
Lidl US executives announced a plan to hire up to 1,000 temporary employees at its stores and distribution centers for at least two months. Arlington, Va.-based Lidl US partnered with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield so that newly hired employees without health insurance will immediately be eligible for a medical benefits program covering no-cost testing and treatment related to COVID-19 at no cost.
“Every day, our number one priority is the health and safety of our customers and our team, and that is our primary focus during this public health emergency,” said Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini. Lidl US employees already enrolled in the company media insurance plan will automatically receive the enhanced medical benefits package. The upgraded program waives copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. In addition, it includes virtual visits provided by the CareFirst Video Visit platform
Lidl US is looking to meet the demand for groceries by a stay-at-home American population. These positions will help the discount grocer meet that demand. The American-based division of Lidl, a global food retailer, already has 1,200 part-time workers enrolled in medical insurance as part of its industry-leading benefits program. Part-time employees also access dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k) benefits.
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