leave of absence

The Company offers benefits programs and services to support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  To further meet your needs, a variety of options are available through our leave of absence program.  Leaves are granted and administered in accordance with federal/state laws.  

Family and Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take job-protected, unpaid time off for up to 12 work weeks in a rolling 12-month period measured backward from the date your leave begins. FMLA leave can be used for:

  • The birth of your child
  • Care for your child after birth or placement with you for adoption or foster care
  • A serious health condition of your spouse, child, or parent
  • Your own serious health condition, including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave
  • Military Caregiver Leave

Parental Leave

Regular full-time and regular part-time (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for up to 10 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to any other applicable state and federal leave programs, to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. Parental Leave includes: 

  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Adoption of an eligible child
  • Leaves for foster care placement are ineligible for company-paid parental leave. 

Compassion Leave

Regular full-time and regular part-time  (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for up to 10 weeks of paid compassion leave, in addition to any other applicable state and federal leave programs, to care for and spend time with a spouse/domestic partner, child/step-child or parent/step-parent who is terminally ill with life expectancy at 12 months or less.

Extended Bereavement Leave

Full-time regular and part-time (30 hours or more/week) employees are eligible for up to 10 weeks of paid extended bereavement leave, in the event of an unexpected, sudden death of a spouse/domestic partner or child/stepchild.

Personal Leave of Absence

Personal leave of absence is granted on a discretionary basis for a maximum period of up to 180 days.  Personal leaves are unpaid and unprotected, and you may be required to use any available accrued time. 

Military Leave/Reserve Duty

If you enter active military duty in the U.S. Armed Services or National Guard or are required to attend training as a member of a reserve unit, you will be eligible for a leave of absence based on federal and state law.  Where applicable, the Company provides eligible employees with military differential pay (the difference between normal base compensation and the pay received while on military duty). Please be sure to provide your manager and HR with the military orders calling you to active duty or other proof as far in advance of departure as possible. 

Military Exigency Leave of absence is for any qualifying exigency arising when a family member, who is a covered service member, is deployed for active military service. 

Military Caregiver Leave may be taken to care for a spouse, child, parent, or “next of kin” who is a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.

Workplace Accommodation

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and other comparable state laws such as the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA - CA Only), the Company may provide an employee who has a physical or mental disability or impairment, with a workplace modification or adjustment – an accommodation – that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of their position. A leave of absence may be a form of reasonable accommodation.  

If you are in need of a workplace accommodation, please reach out to Accommodations@ActivisionBlizzard.com 

To Request a Leave of Absence

For questions or further assistance, please contact Leaves@ActivisionBlizzard.com

 

The above list is intended to provide high-level details on leave options that may be available. For more details, please see our Leave of Absence Policy.

fertility & family building

Activision Blizzard offers fertility and family-building benefits through Kindbody for you and your spouse/partner. 

Kindbody believes that everyone should have access to convenient, affordable fertility and family-building care. Kindbody services range from fertility treatment, including IVF and egg freezing, to gynecology, wellness, and a strong focus on inclusivity for LGBTQ+ members.

Regular full-time employees and their spouse/partners enrolled in the Collective Health or Centivo Plans (including temporary full-time employees enrolled in Collective Health) are eligible for 2 KindCycles of fertility services. If after 2 KindCycles you have not achieved a life birth, you will be eligible for 1 additional KindCycle. The fertility benefit will cover no more than a total of 3 KindCycles per lifetime. (Note: any fertility services obtained under the prior Progyny benefit will count towards the new lifetime maximum.)

If you have questions, contact Kindbody at employeebenefits@kindbody.com or by phone at 855-423-2286. Kindbody's Patient Care Navigators are available to explain the details of the coverage, assist with finding a Kindbody Signature Clinic or a network Partner Clinic, and guide Activision Blizzard members through the process. 

For Unique ID and Access code, review SupportDesk (accessible only when logged in via company OKTA/DUO).

Adoption/Donor/Surrogacy Reimbursement Assistance

Eligible employees may receive up to $20,000 per lifetime benefit for eligible third-party reproduction (donor and surrogacy) and adoption services that are incurred along the way toward a legally finalized surrogacy or adoption.

Reimbursement is managed through Kindbody. For more information and to review a list of expenses eligible for reimbursement, please review the Kindbody overview.

To begin the reimbursement process, please contact employeebenefits@kindbody.com.

For information on the Adoption/Donor/Surrogacy Program click here.

Male Fertility Services

Prioritize your reproductive health with Kindbody's Male Fertility Services. Semen analysis is often overlooked in annual checkups, yet it can reveal hidden health issues in 10% of males. Explore male fertility assessment, sperm analysis, evaluations, and one-year sperm cryopreservation. For more, email employeebenefits@kindbody.com or visit kindbody.com/activate to start.

care providers

Care.com offers solutions to help you manage work, family, and personal responsibilities. Through Care.com you have access to the largest database of experienced family and pet care providers, support and expert guidance on elder care planning, discounted high-quality tutoring and test-prep providers, resource articles on a variety of family care topics, and more!

Through Care.com you will have access to LifeMart which is a members-only discount program offering nationwide offers and savings on major brands and everyday essentials.

To register, please visit activisionblizzard.care.com or call 866-814-1638.

lactation & breastfeeding support

Lactation and breastfeeding support through Care.com offers resources and assistance like 24/7 guidance from certified lactation consultants, educational guides and web tools, a breastfeeding support kit (breastfeeding book, interactive breastfeeding course, milk diary, breast cream, bra pads, and collection and storage bags), and discounted breast pumps.

General lactation and breastfeeding support resources are available to all employees and their partners. To register, please visit activisionblizzard.care.com or call 866-814-1638.

We also partner with Care.com to provide breast milk delivery services for business traveling employees of the Company with lactation needs, providing no-fuss, refrigerated, express shipping or easy toting of breast milk home to baby.

Milk shipping benefits are available to lactating employees of the Company, who are traveling for business purposes only (domestic or international business travel).

To access milk shipping services, please register at activisionblizzard.care.com or call 866-814-1638.

snoo smart sleeper

We are pleased to partner with Happiest Baby to provide expectant regular full-time employees with a SNOO smart sleeper rental; company paid for 6 months!

Created by celebrated pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp (Happiest Baby on the Block), SNOO is the world’s smartest and safest baby bed!

Like a 24/7 babysitter, SNOO boosts sleep with gentle rocking and soothing…for all naps and nights. Its quick response often calms upsets in under a minute. And our “5-second swaddle” reduces dangerous rolling. From birth to 6 months (or when baby can get on hands and knees).

  • Adds 1-2 hours of sleep per night with constant calming womb-like motion + sound
  • Automatically sleep trains, making it easy to transition to a crib…with little need to cry-it-out
  • Your virtual babysitter, SNOO helps whenever you need a break: to shower, work, cook, or sleep
  • Automatically responds to your baby’s fussing…even when you’re asleep
  • Mobile app with helpful settings, daily sleep report, and tips from Dr. Karp
  • Secure swaddling prevents rolling to an unsafe position during sleep
  • Soothes upsets with increasing motion + sound, often calming crying in under a minute

Eligible employees should request a code here and visit the company rental site here to reserve their SNOO. For the company Snoo Rental site password, review SupportDesk (accessible only when logged in via company OKTA/DUO).

For a 30% discount on SNOO accessories and soft goods available to all employees, review SupportDesk (accessible only when logged in via company OKTA/DUO).

Contact Leaves@ActivisionBlizzard.com for additional information.

dependent care account

A dependent care account (DCA) is a flexible spending account that allows you to contribute a portion of your paycheck tax-free to pay for qualified dependent care expenses so that you and your spouse can either work or look for work. For 2024, the IRS limits annual contributions to $5,000 on income tax returns if single or married filing jointly, and $2,500 if married filing separately. You can use your DCA to pay for care for children under age 13 that you claim as dependents, as well as adults or other relatives who are incapable of caring for themselves (if you provide more than 50% of their support).

Note: There is an extended grace period for the Dependent Care FSA. For the 2023 plan year, all unused funds remaining after April 15, 2024, will be forfeited. You will have until April 30, 2024, to reimburse yourself with your 2023 funds for expenses incurred between January 1, 2023 - April 15, 2024.

You cannot make changes to your election amount unless you experience a qualified life event and submit your changes within 30 calendar days. You are not automatically re-enrolled in this account annually, you must re-elect this account during open enrollment or within 30 calendar days during a qualified life event.

Additionally, DCA funds are subject to IRS discrimination testing annually; thus, the IRS may determine that you are ineligible for the full $5,000 election mid-way through the year. If you are impacted by this testing you will be notified by the benefits team and your election will be automatically reduced to the amount the IRS approves.

Reimbursements

This account is managed by HealthEquity and funded as contributions are made from your paycheck. If you only have a DCA you will not receive a debit card to use for payment. Instead, all claims for reimbursement must be submitted through the HealthEquity Member Portal. If you have any other fund account (HSA, FSA, etc), you can use your debit card for payment. For more information, please refer to the DCA FAQ linked to the right or email memberservices@healthequity.com.

childcare concierge service

In partnership with Wonderschool, a leader in childcare solutions, we’re offering a complimentary concierge service to assist you with finding nearby childcare. We understand that parents have varying needs ranging from the program location and hours to the type of curriculum. The Wonderschool concierge team will support you with the search and enrollment process until your child has a seat in a program. 

Here’s how it works:

  • To request concierge support, send an email to ABK@wonderschool.com or leave a message at 1-888-231-5603.
  • To provide employment verification please provide the Concierge team with the code. Review SupportDesk (accessible only when logged in via company OKTA/DUO) to get the access code.
  • Let the concierge team know the type of care needs (full-time, part-time, or temporary care) and requirements for childcare (e.g., hours, curriculum, preferred neighborhoods).
  • The concierge team will respond with a few options for program availability and help you with the application and enrollment process.

care coordination

Eligibility

Wellthy is freely available to all full-time employees and temporary full-time employees regardless of enrollment status in a medical plan.

Details

Balancing career, family, and social life can be stressful, especially if you are caring for an aging loved one or family member with complex care needs. But you’re not alone, Wellthy is here to help.

Wellthy provides personalized support to help you tackle the administrative and logistical tasks of caring for loved ones. You can partner with Wellthy to help with many caregiving scenarios and tasks including, but not limited to caring for:

  • An aging family member 
    • Tasks may include helping to find transportation to/from medical appointments, setting up meal delivery options, helping your loved one understand health plan options, etc. 
  • A loved one faced with a chronic illness 
    • Wellthy can support by scheduling medical appointments, researching in-home safety modifications, in-home care or assisted living facilities 
  • A child with cognitive or physical disabilities 
    • Wellthy is here to support by helping to find respite programs, local community programs and resources, understanding insurance questions and billing and scheduling necessary appointments

Wellthy Care Coordinators will help manage and navigate financial, medical, legal, in-home, housing, and social/emotional support in any capacity, big or small. You will partner with a skilled care professional dedicated to you and gain guidance from experts that know the care industry.

Wellthy is available at no additional cost to you. To get started visit the Wellthy website and register or call 1-877-588-3917.

child development coaching & resources

Eligibility

RethinkCare is freely available to all full-time employees, including temporary full-time employees, as well as their family members, regardless of their enrollment status in a medical plan.

Details

Raising kids is tough. RethinkCare provides family support when you need it. Through RethinkCare, you gain 24/7 access to consultations with a dedicated behavior expert and unlimited use of the website filled with step-by-step videos, resources, and exclusive content developed to help all parents, including those raising children with learning, social or behavioral challenges, or developmental disabilities. The program has no age restriction, requires no diagnosis, and is completely confidential.

Enrolling in the program gives you instant access to the portal, including these features:

  • Easily Communicate with Your Behavior Expert. Schedule up to three hours per year of virtual appointments, access notes from your dedicated behavior expert, and send messages to communicate updates and ask questions.

  • Save Your Favorites. The online library includes thousands of step-by-step videos and downloadable, printable tools and research-based resources based on the most requested social, learning and behavioral topics.

  • Search by Age and Ability. The library of more than 2,000 lessons is searchable by topic, and Social and Emotional Lessons allow you to search by age or ability, with support for parents of young children to young adults.

Ready to get started? It only takes two minutes to enroll and start learning. Visit Activision Blizzard’s Rethink website and enter the enrollment code. Review SupportDesk (accessible only when logged in via company OKTA/DUO) to get the enrollment code.

Need RethinkCare on the go? Download the mobile app for easy access anywhere, any time. App Store or Google Play.

reproductive health support & parenting

Eligibility

Ovia is available to all regular full-time employees, regardless of enrollment in a medical plan, as well as temporary employees who are enrolled in the Collective Health CDHP medical plan.

Details

Ovia Health is an individual and family health benefit designed to guide you through some of life’s biggest transitions: planning and starting a family, navigating pregnancy, balancing life as a working parent, and managing menopause.

Ovia

  • Each member will enter a personalized journey based on three key areas of reproductive health: trying to conceive (TTC), not trying to conceive (non-TTC), and menopause.
  • These custom journeys or “modes” will ensure members are receiving custom and relevant content that most closely aligns with their current needs.
  • Ovia offers support for reproductive health, including pre-conception, looking to conceive, conception, and perimenopause/menopause.

Ovia Pregnancy

  • Watch your baby grow, track your health and progress, and talk to a health coach for support through every pregnancy milestone.
  • Ovia Pregnancy supports healthy pregnancies by providing timely articles, health and wellness tips, weekly pregnancy updates, and unlimited health coaching.

Ovia Parenting

  • Track newborn and infant health, find answers to your parenting questions, and receive personalized, age-specific guidance from our in-house experts.
  • Ovia Parenting supports families with baby health tracking, clinically-backed parenting articles, age-specific tips and guidance, and unlimited health coaching for parents of children ages 0-17.

Castlight Points Opportunity

Login to your Castlight account to access this program and to see more ways to earn points for your participation.

pet telehealth

We know that pets, service, and support animals play just as large of a role in our lives as human beings! That's why we offer all employees free access to Airvet. You have 24/7 access to licensed Veterinary Professionals to help you avoid a potentially unnecessary vet visit, or put your mind at ease by giving you directions on the next steps to take. You'll be connected instantly via video call–no time limit and no appointment needed.

  • Available 24/7
  • On-demand access
  • 2,000+ experts
  • Connect via video or chat
  • < 2 min response time
  • 7,500+ 5-star reviews

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