Get – and stay – healthy

You and your family can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as utilize a wide variety of wellness programs to help maintain your physical health.

Ben E. Keith also provides paid maternity and parental leave that allows you to spend time with your family when you need to.

BEK health plans

Ben E. Keith provides two types of medical plans. Both plans include:

FYI, you’ll pay more for non-network care.

BEK PPO Medical Plan from UHC
What you need to know about the BEK PPO Medical Plan:

  • You can see any provider you like but you’ll spend less if you see a UHC in-network provider.
  • You’ll pay a copay and/or deductible before the plan begins sharing in the costs.

Go to or call 1-844-587-8503.

BEK HSA Medical Plan from UHC

What you need to know about the BEK HSA Medical Plan:

  • If you enroll, BEK will make an annual contribution to your HSA.
  • You can use your HSA dollars for any eligible medical, dental or vision expense.
  • You pay all costs until you reach your deductible.
  • There are no copays for doctor visits or prescription drugs once you meet your deductible.
  • The annual deductible is higher than in the PPO plan, but you’ll pay less per-pay-period.

Go to or call 1-844-587-8503.

Who isn’t eligible to enroll in an HSA?

  • You can’t be eligible for other medical coverage through your spouse unless it qualifies as a “high deductible health plan” including a health care flexible spending account.
  • You can’t be claimed on someone else’s tax return
  • You can’t be enrolled in Medicare.

Features of a Health Savings Account

  • If you choose this plan, an HSA will automatically be opened for you at Optum Bank.
  • BEK will make a contribution to your HSA based on who you enroll and when your coverage begins.
  • HSA dollars can be used for any eligible medical, dental or vision expenses.
  • Reduce your taxable income when you personally contribute to an HSA.
  • Get a debit card pre-loaded with the BEK Company contribution.
  • HSA dollars stay with you—no matter what.
  • Get routine dental care, X-rays, basic and major care.
Food - KVPC Southeast Medical from BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama

Go to or call 1-800-292-8868.

What type of doctor visit is right for you?

It can cost you 12 times more to use the ER. Save money and time when you know your choices (and their costs) before you need care. Learn more here.

Via Benefits

Approaching retirement? Over 55? Find answers to your questions and get help enrolling in Medicare coverage once you become Medicare eligible. Use Via Benefits to access the nation’s largest Medicare marketplace in the U.S. and to get step-by-step support to find the coverage you need or just get your questions answered.

Go to or call 1-888-825-2645 for more information.

BEK Dental Plan from Cigna

Get routine dental care, X-rays, basic and major care.

  • BEK PPO Dental Plan is available everywhere. See any dentist, but the amount you pay out-of-pocket is less if you use a provider in the Cigna network.
  • BEK DHMO Dental Plan is only available to employees who live and work in Texas,
    and only covers services delivered in the Dental DHMO/Managed Care network.

Go to or call 1-800-CIGNA24 (1-800-244-6224).

*To find copays and costs, log in to and go to the Patient Charge Schedule.

BEK Vision Plan from Superior Vision by MetLife

Regular eye exams keep you safe, screen for common vision problems and other conditions. Making an eye exam part of your 2024 is a great way to stay healthy. The BEK Vision Plan also covers frames and lenses or contacts.

  • See a vision provider every 12 months.
  • Get new glasses or contacts every 12 months.
  • Go to a MetLife provider and you’ll save more.

Go to or call 1-833-393-5433.


These programs help you and your family get and stay healthy.

One Pass SelectTM

Lower cost gym options, digital classes and convenient grocery/home essentials delivery subscriptions. You can enroll an unlimited number of friends and family age 18+. Get more details at or review this handout for more information.

Virtual doctor visits
  • Talk to a doctor anytime for non-emergency health issues like cold, flu, earache, allergies and sinus infections.
  • Use your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • You can even get a prescription if you need one.
  • Virtual primary care provider and mental health visits are also available for BEK employees—learn more at > Mental Health.

Go to or call 1-844-587-8503.
Go to or call 1-855-477-4549.

Rally® Health wellness program
  • Available only to employees and family members 13 years or older enrolled in a BEK medical plan.
  • Take a short health survey to get a snapshot of your overall health.
  • Identify areas where you can start improving.
  • Get online support on health topics.
  • Connect to an online community to share stories and helpful tips.

Go to or call 1-800-846-4678.

AbleTo mental health app

On-demand access to self-help for stress and emotional well-being. Open to employees enrolled in the PPO or HSA medical plans.

Real Appeal weight loss program
  • Available only to eligible employees and family members 18 years or older enrolled in the BEK PPO or HSA medical plans.
  • Get support for an entire year from your own professional weight loss coach.
  • Get tools like a scale, blender, pedometer and nutrition guides.
  • Go online to see if you are eligible for the program.

Visit Weight Loss with Real Appeal at 

Teladoc Health

Includes pre-diabetic and diabetes, hypertension and weight management. Available to employees and spouses enrolled in the PPO or HSA medical plans.

Quit tobacco
  • Use tobacco in any form* and you’ll pay $100 more per month for medical coverage.
  • Once you complete the program, your medical cost will be reduced by $100 per month.
  • All BEK employees and dependents are eligible for the program.
  • If you can’t participate because it is medically inadvisable, BEK will work with you to provide an alternative that allows you to avoid the surcharge.

Visit QuitLogix at or call 1-855-372-0040.

*Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff or chewing tobacco.


Employees and their families who are enrolled in a UHC medical plan have access to 2nd.MD, a virtual expert medical consultation and navigation service. 2nd.MD will connect you with a board-certified, elite specialist for a virtual expert medical consultation via phone or video from the comfort of home. 

Visit 2nd.MD/activate or call 1-866-269-3534 to get started. Learn more here


Download the Kaia app for on-demand, personalized support to help relieve pain and live healthier with a personalized and safe rehab program and exercise techniques.

Kaia tracks your movements using AI technology to ensure you’re doing each exercise correctly, providing real-time audio and video feedback for help along the way. So you get a program tailored to your fitness, pain and mobility levels to help manage pain.

Kaia is available to all employees and their families who are enrolled in a UHC health plan.

Visit to get started or learn more here.

Paid maternity and parental leave

Eligible employees have eight weeks of 100% paid maternity leave on the first of the month following 60 days of employment (or 30 days of employment for Food – KVPC Southeast employees).

Full-time employees who have been employed at Ben E. Keith for one year can also take two weeks of paid parental leave — regardless of gender. Parental leave can be taken within 12 months of birth or adoption.

New parent resources

A little planning goes a long way when it comes to a new arrival. Use this checklist to help you prepare to welcome your newborn or newly-adopted child.

Maternity support

Maternity support is designed to help assist you throughout your pregnancy and after giving birth. If your pregnancy is considered high risk, a nurse can help connect you with the care you may need. You’ll also have 24/7 access to educational materials and resources.

For employees and spouses enrolled in the BEK PPO or HSA medical plans, complete online modules to earn a $500 program incentive.

Employees and spouses enrolled in the BCBS Medical Plan will receive gifts for you and your growing family when you participate in the program.

Disability from Lincoln Financial Group

Ben E. Keith automatically provides full-time employees with Company-paid short- and long-term disability coverage.

Short-term disability (STD)

STD replaces a portion of your pay for the first 26 weeks of short-term personal illness or injury.

  • Find out how to report a disability claim/leave.
  • Once approved by Lincoln Financial Group, STD replaces a portion of your pay for the first 26 weeks of short-term injury or illness.
  • After 26 weeks, LTD begins, if approved by Lincoln Financial Group.

Long-term disability (LTD)

This coverage provides you with income after your short-term disability benefits end. LTD makes sure you have income if you can’t work for an extended period of time due to an illness or injury.

  • LTD replaces a portion of your pay.
  • Once approved by Lincoln Financial Group, LTD coverage begins after your 26th week of disability.
  • This coverage is coordinated with other benefits you may receive while disabled, such as Social Security and Worker’s Compensation.
  • Coverage may continue until you reach your normal Social Security retirement age.
  • Benefits are paid monthly.

Visit Lincoln Financial Group at and use Company code BEKCO or call 1-888-408-7300.

Hourly sick pay

Read this summary of our Hourly Sick Pay to learn more about how – and when – to contact Lincoln Financial Group to request a leave.