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Congratulations! Whether you’re having a baby or adopting, Nestlé offers innovative benefits to support you before and after you welcome your new family member. From adoption assistance to Gerber® products, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits Available to You

  • Parent Support Policy
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Coupons for Gerber Infant Formula and Food Products
  • Nursing Support
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Spending and Saving Accounts
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Mental Wellbeing Support through Spring Health
  • Disability and FMLA
  • Bright Horizons Back-Up Care and Childcare Support
  • Ovia Health
  • Lifestyle Spending Account


Here are the steps to help you prepare for your new family member.

step 01

Prepare for your new addition

No matter who you are or how you’re building your family, we are here to help prepare you:


Don’t forget to request your leave at least 30 days in advance or the birth/leave start date. To initiate a leave of absence, visit the myNestlé portal. Click on the My Pay & Time Off tab and then under the My Time Off section, click on “Leave of Absence & Parent Support Policy”.
step 02

Enroll your new dependent in benefits within 30 days

Log in to or call the Nestlé Benefits Service Center at 1-877-637-2255, option #2. Adding a child to Nestlé health care benefits is a qualified family status change.

An employee’s first newborn child is automatically covered for $5,000 child life for 31 days from the child’s live birth. To continue coverage on the first child, the employee must elect child coverage within those 31 days; otherwise the coverage shall terminate at the end of the 31-day period.

If you are enrolled in child life, remember to add your new child for coverage within 31 days.

If you are not enrolled in child life, consider this important coverage and enroll within in 30 days.

BE AWARE: You will have a gap in coverage if you enroll your child after 30 days but within 60 days if you don’t currently cover other dependent children on your benefits.

REMEMBER: In addition to health care benefits, consider increasing your contribution to your Health Savings Account (HSA), if you’re enrolled in the SureSAVER or HealthSAVER plan. Also, review your life insurance needs and update your beneficiaries. You may also want to update your tax withholding.

If you’re having a baby and would like to enroll in the Dependent Care FSA, the election must be made during your initial or annual enrollment window prior to arrival. You will not have a mid-year opportunity to add this benefit when the baby is born.

step 03

Find a pediatrician

If you’re in a CareFirst plan, you can find an in-network pediatrician or other providers by going to If you’re in an HMO plan, call the number on the back of your ID card for help finding a doctor.

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Submit Dependent Verification

Remember to submit dependent verification forms within 60 days of enrolling a child under your benefits coverage.

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Family Support Overview

Short on time? Check out a quick summary of all the resources available.

Other helpful resources

Nestlé offers the following programs to support your growing family.

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Adoption Assistance

Nestlé is committed to supporting you if adoption is the right way to grow your family. You can receive financial assistance to help cover some of the costs associated with adopting a child.

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Breastfeeding Support

Not only does breastfeeding help your little one get the important nutrients and antibodies they need, it’s also a great way for you and your baby to get to know each other and bond. Nestlé can help.

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Infant Formula Coupons

You can receive coupons for Gerber infant formula and food products and nutrition guidance from Gerber.

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Balance Work and Life

If you need help balancing the challenges of adding a new family member, the Employee Assistance Program is here for you.

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Back-up Child Care

If you need help finding caregivers — or if your childcare plans fall through — get support through Bright Horizons.

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Ovia Health

Through Nestlé, you have access to Ovia Health, a maternity & family benefit offering daily personalized support for your fertility, pregnancy and parenting journey. Ovia Fertility App, Ovia Pregnancy App and Ovia Parenting App are benefits available to you.

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Lifestyle Spending Account

Don’t forget to take care of yourself and your own wellbeing in the midst of welcoming a little one. The Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) can help!