Currently we don’t offer a group health plan due to issues getting GREAT access for all our team members across multiple states.
In lieu of that, we offer a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) via a program called PeopleKeep provided by Zanebenefits. This QSEHRA provides tax-exempt money that you can use to purchase qualifying health plans for you and your family.
You should receive an invitation our PeopleKeep instance before your startdate. Complete the PeopleKeep onboarding prior to your start date and carefully read all documentation provided by PeopleKeep. Don’t hesitate to contact them; we pay for their service so their help staff will be there for you.
As a primarily remote company, Tandem puts a focus on getting the team together for conferences and co-working several times a year.
We give every employee a discretionary budget of $1000 for towards conference fees, accommodations, travel, and travel meals. We know that different events are important to different people, and want to give you flexibility to choose the best event for your continued learning and community engagement.
In addition, Tandem typically has at least one annual all-hands "co-location" event, where all available team members gather in one spot for a few days or week. In the past we've organized this around a conference (like the Bay Area Drupal Camp or DrupalCon). For these events Tandem will purchase lodging, travel, conference passes, and some other expenses.
Overall, we encourage you to represent Tandem at high-value business events, so if you're concerned about conference expenses or want to attend more events, let us know.
As a fully remote company, we know that different people need different resources to be productive. For that reason, every member of the Tandem team has a $2K annual stipend that can be used to purchase equipment, rent work space, or buy material to continue their professional education.
For new employees, we grant this stipend all at once so you can purchase a new computer if necessary. If you leave the company within 6 months, Tandem will retain ownership of your equipment. For team members who leave after 6 months, we will send you an invoice for $1 (to ensure that your equipment is not considered income for tax purposes) and you will keep the purchased items.
After your first year of employment, the stipend will be granted in monthly allotments of $166.67.
Always save receipts for expenses of any type. If you have questions about qualifying expenses, let us know!