Step inside any one of our locations and you’ll feel it: a culture of care, compassion, and human connection.
Our commitment to our people-first culture runs deep. Since Confluent Health was founded, we’ve informally made sure to take care of our employees in need. As our company grows, so does that list. We've established the Confluent Health Employee Foundation and The Honey Jar to make sure that all of our employees receive the financial support they need.
CHEF resources are available to all Confluent Health employees in crisis situations, like:
Who We Are
Our employees have a long history of donating time, money, and resources to charities across the United States, and chipping in when co-workers are in need. But we’ve never had an organized way spreading the word and getting funds to employees after catastrophic life events occur. Until now.
The Honey Jar is a symbol of kind, compassionate care for our own. Confluent Health is committed to our employees and helping in hard times. We can’t remove the pain, but we can ease some of the burden and stress and show our love for each other.
How Can The Honey Jar Help?
Natural Disaster Assistance:
Emergency Assistance for basic living expenses due to a natural disaster that has been officially declared by the President (such as Hurricane Harvey)
Financial Hardship Assistance:
Triggered by a specific unusual event (such as illness, death, accident, crime or other personal event)
Eligible Financial Hardships include:
- Residential fire or flooding
- Acts of nature that result in major property damage to primary residence or automobile
- Death of an employee or an immediate family member resulting in a financial hardship
- Other personal financial hardships (such as catastrophic medical expenses)
- Theft/loss of essential property
- Requests for PTO for medical emergencies or extended bereavement
Financial Hardships that CANNOT be granted include:
- Lost wages due to missed time from work
- Items covered by insurance or governmental assistance
- Elective, routine or ongoing medical expenses
- Bad debt/overdue bills from ongoing financial problems
- Legal fees and expenses associated with divorce or child custody issues
- Personal bankruptcy
- Illegal behavior or situations that occur while you are under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances
- Circumstances within the employees’ control (such as normal maternity expenses, traffic violations, etc.)
All current Confluent Health employees who have been employed by a Confluent Company for at least 6 months may apply for financial assistance. To apply for PTO assistance from CHEF, employees have to be employed a minimum of 12 months, provided that for either form of assistance, they complete the application demonstrating how they have been impacted by a qualifying event, substantiate their expenses, and prove their lack of financial resources or PTO. An application must be submitted within 90 days of the hardship to be considered by the CHEF committee, and only one application may be submitted per qualifying event. For the complete policy on financial requests go here and for the complete policy on PTO requests, go here.
If you are in a crisis or are experiencing a hardship and would like to speak to someone prior to submitting an application, please email [email protected] or reach out to your local Human Resources representative.
This application for financial assistance or this application for PTO assistance should be completed in its entirety to ensure prompt and effective consideration. Additional documentation may be requested.
An incomplete application will delay processing and may be returned for completion. The application should be submitted to [email protected] and will be considered by a committee comprised of an employee from each company. Applications will be evaluated quickly - please follow-up if you have not heard from CHEF within two weeks of your submission.
If you are interested in donating PTO or making a monetary donation to the fund, please select the applicable form.
You cannot reapply for the same hardship, but you can submit a new application for a different hardship.
Yes. CHEF funds are available to any Confluent Health employee as long as the financial hardship occurred during their time of employment.
Please contact your local Human Resources Coordinator.
Funding The Honey Jar
The idea for the Confluent Health Employee Foundation (CHEF) came to President and CEO, Larry Benz, in response to financial hardship experienced by teammates in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.
Confluent Health made an initial donation of $100,000, on behalf of the ownership team, in 2017 to get the foundation up and running. The goal is for the Honey Jar to eventually be 100% employee funded through voluntary payroll donations and various fundraisers.
In addition to PTO donations, contributions can be made to the Honey Jar by personal check, online credit card payment, or through payroll deduction.
Please note that the Confluent Health Employee Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that has approval of 501(c)(3) status.