You can count on a number of Sandia programs that are specifically designed to help support your growing family – whether you’re expecting your first baby, bringing home a newborn or newly adopted child, or returning to work after adding to the family.
Expectant Parent Program
Sandia’s expectant parent program (EPP) helps you prepare for your new addition to the family. As soon as you can, connect with the program to take advantage of its many resources and tools. The program offers support for:
Making sure your workspace is safe and configured for your pregnancy
Attending expectant parent benefits meetings, offered twice a month
Engaging with a medical case manager(MCM) to help you navigate medical care/resources (Note: Working with an onsite MCM is strongly recommended if you are pregnant)
Connecting with expectant parent online communities within Sandia
Applying for expectant mother parking passes for your last trimester
If you or your spouse is pregnant, you can earn $50 toward your health reimbursement account (HRA) by participating in a maternity wellness program sponsored by your Sandia medical plan coverage. For more details, check out how to join a Health Action Plan.
Adoption Assistance Program
If you are planning to adopt a child under age 18, Sandia’s adoption assistance program can reimburse you for related expenses, such as legal, court, adoption agency, and other necessary costs (such as temporary childcare charges prior to adoption). Medical fees are not eligible for reimbursement.
Sandia’s Paid Family Leave works with FMLA to provide you with paid time off to bond with your new baby, adopted child, or foster child.
Through Sandia Extras, you receive a 10% discount for children ages 2–12 at Learning Care Group schools, including La Petite Academy, Childtime, the Children’s Courtyard, Tutor Time, and Creative Kids.
Sandia New Mexico employees also receive a 10% discount off day care for children ages 0–2 at La Petite Academy located near Kirtland Air Force Base.
Sandia’s nursing mother’s rooms provide a safe space for breastfeeding mothers to pump their breast milk while at work.
Both New Mexico and California have rooms designated for nursing mothers. We recognize that these locations are not convenient for everyone, and we continue to find and set-up additional spaces, including Energy Hubs, to support breastfeeding.
Questions about having a healthy pregnancy and delivery?
Meet with your medical insurance carrier’s onsite customer advocate to learn about your healthcare benefits coverage for prenatal care and delivery, supplies such as breast pumps, lactation consultation, and more.