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Nelnet Benefits

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  • 401K Plan  (18 comments)

    “Glad a retirement plan is offered but the matching is terrible on the plan. Have to invest 5% to gain 4%. Most employees would prefer a straight...”

  • Health Insurance  (18 comments)

    “Healthcare plan is high deductible plan(3k single, 6k family). Prescription drugs go toward the deductible, Nelnet covers a 20% until deductible is...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (9 comments)

    “Nelnet provides great employee time off which includes sick leave. Most holidays are one day off only, Nelnet does offer float holidays/employee time...”

  • Mar 26, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Outbound Customer Service in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Benefits are competitive; you get reimbursed for gym membership fees

  • Mar 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former CO in Aurora, Colorado

    401k match, Wellness program, okay health insurance

  • Jan 15, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Generalist II in Lincoln, Nebraska

    I think Nelnet offers a VERY competitive benefits package, especially for all full-time exempt associates. Those who aren't exempt and are full-time and even part-time receive great benefits as well. However, there is some room for improvement.

  • Nov 12, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Generous ETO, adequate insurance (if you're single),

  • Oct 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Advisor I in Omaha, Nebraska

    On top of the base pay, there is a government fringe and whatever benefit packages you select, it cuts into the dollar fringe amount.

  • Sep 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Aberdeen, South Dakota

    401k is ok, 4 percent max. Health options are very expensive, especially if you need them..

  • Aug 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sr. Software Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

    Likes: Nelnet provides awesome adoption benefits and great employee time off, volunteering events, and wellness benefit reimbursement. Nelnet also offers up to $300 a year for fitness membership or fitness device/exercise equipment. Nelnet has a 401k retirement plan, and allows 15% discount on buying company stock up to 25,000 a year. Nelnet invests in employees to further education and training opportunities and covers 100% preventative healthcare coverage. Dislikes: Below average 401k matching, 4% match if investing 5%. No option to use another financial agency; left with Union Bank trust with poor stock options and monthly service fee. Healthcare HSA also goes through Union Bank Trust with monthly fees. Healthcare, Dental and Eyecare insurance have below average coverage. UnitedHealth CDHP 1 and 2 have huge deductibles (3K single, 6K family) and need health screenings every year for a discount on premiums. If you’re a tobacco user, Nelnet does not all smoking on the premises and punishes you on healthcare premiums. Dental (Amertitas) and Eyecare (Eyemed) coverage limited. Prescription drugs coverage go towards deductible; Nelnet covers 20% coinsurance. I don’t believe Nelnet offers short term or long term disability coverage. There is a third party that offers coverage and that is Assurity; however, they do not allow pre-existing coverage.

  • Jul 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Free health care premiums for new employees

  • Jun 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Advisor 1 in Lincoln, Nebraska

    Nelnet strives on providing its employees with amazing benefits and it really shows they care

  • Jun 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Lincoln, Nebraska

    The benefits package only actually benefits healthy, well-paid employees. Otherwise, it is exploitative with a focus on "wellness" incentives that only serve to drive the healthcare costs for the employer down. The high-deductible plans are expensive out-of-pocket and the reliance on HSA money isn't fooling anyone. Starbucks employees have better options.

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  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CheckmarkGym Membership (12)
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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