Hy-Vee is offering bonuses to employees taking part in their COVID-19 testing program.
Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians who take part in the company’s rapid antigen COVID-19 testing will be offered an additional bonus for participating in the public health program. Full-time pharmacists who administer the tests will receive a $500 bonus and part-time pharmacists and technicians who administer the test will receive a $250 bonus. This is in addition to the $23.3 million in frontline appreciation bonuses that the company has paid out to all retail employees to date as well as the company’s upcoming 10% employee bonus on all hours worked during this year’s holiday season.
Hy-Vee also offers all its employees, including its pharmacists and technicians, affordable access to telehealth services, including mental health. The company will pay 100% of the costs for all full-time employees and their dependents who utilize the 24-hour virtual medical service. Hy-Vee also offers job protective leave for employees who either test positive for COVID-19 and/or are required by health officials to self-quarantine. This benefit provides job protection for a minimum of two weeks and applies to all employees, no matter their length of service. Additionally, Hy-Vee employees enrolled in the company’s short-term disability benefit will receive a minimum of two weeks paid time off. This year, all Hy-Vee employees also started receiving a minimum 10% discount on their groceries every day.
The company currently has 47 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations that offer or will soon offer the rapid antigen testing via an outdoor, drive-thru testing process. Patients receive same day test results in as little as 1-2 hours after completing the nasopharyngeal swab test. Patients who want a rapid antigen test must register ahead of time through www.hy-vee.com/covidtesting to schedule a testing time.