healthcare environment, travel allied clinicians have a lot of choices,”
explained Marci Markward, Divisional VP of Recruitment at Club Staffing, one of the industry’s leading travel companies. “For this
reason alone, travelers should not settle for sub-par benefits. They
should do their homework and identify opportunities that address all of
While comparing travel companies, be sure to ask the following questions:
- Are medical and dental insurance included?
- How soon do insurance benefits take effect?
- Do travelers qualify for life and liability insurance?
- What are the retirement planning options?
- Does the travel company offer 401(k) opportunities?
Medical and Dental insurance
you need immediate health and dental coverage, an affordable option for
your family, or you want to stay with your current physician, choose a
travel company that provides the coverage that's right for you. “Because
the travel lifestyle is so fast-paced, it’s important that you find a
company that offers insurance packages that can keep up,” said Club Staffing's Markward. “Our plans are specially designed to suit the
needs of travelers.”
Club Staffing travelers are among the highest-paid healthcare professionals in the industry, gaining access to a wide variety of benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, dental and life insurance, free, private housing, 401(k) retirement plans, free continuing education, travel reimbursement, The Service Connection, incentive programs, and much more.
Free Life and Liability Insurance
characteristic on which to judge travel companies is their life and
liability policies. Despite the relatively brief time spent on each
assignment, travelers can and should qualify for the same coverage as
permanent employees. “Club Staffing benefits were built specifically for
travelers,” Markward remarked. “So basic life insurance and
accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage is offered at no
cost. Free life insurance is contingent upon enrollment in a medical
plan, and free professional liability insurance is also offered, with
Club Staffing named on the policy along with the traveler. Club Staffing
also offers FMLA coverage, with voluntary short-term disability
planning options represent one of the major areas of recent benefit
improvements for travel allied professionals, as leading travel
companies recognize the need to view their clinicians as long-term
employees rather than temporary specialists on limited assignments. Club Staffing, for example, now provides a 401(k) plan that clinicians can
enroll into on their first day of an assignment. They may contribute up
to $17,500 annually, tax free. Travelers age 50 or older may contribute
up to $23,000.
Exceptional Customer Service
many ways, the high demand for allied clinicians across the country
puts travelers in the proverbial driver’s seat, affording them the
luxury of choosing a travel company that services all of their needs.
“This is exactly how we view our role,” confirms Markward. “When you
join the Club Staffing team, you gain access to industry-leading
benefits, and you’ll also be provided with resources that are unmatched
within the field of allied travel healthcare.”
only will you have a benefits coordinator at your disposal,” she
continued, “But you’ll also be working with your personal recruiter,
housing and payroll specialists, a quality management specialist and
clinical liaisons. Our services are free, and we have a 24-hour
emergency hotline so that travelers are never alone. We have a complete
team here, which is exactly what allied healthcare professionals should
insist on as they embark on their travel adventures!”