Our talent have the same health insurance as our CEO.

That’s because we believe everyone deserves great employee benefits. In 1993, we were the first staffing company to offer full comprehensive benefits to temporary talent. Today, we continue to provide the best benefits in the industry, including:

  • A choice of three employer-subsidized major medical plans (including vision coverage) along with subsidized dental insurance
  • Paid sick leave in all 50 states and Canada
  • 401(k) plan with employer match and immediate vesting
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • and much more...

In the staffing industry, not all benefits are equal.

To most staffing companies, the ACA employer mandate requiring them to offer major medical insurance to all full-time equivalent talent is just another cost that detracts from their bottom line. The majority exploit a critical loophole for the staffing industry that defines talent as “full-time” only if they work an average of 30 hours a week for 12 consecutive months. If you work for one of these staffing companies in a part-time or short-term role, it’s likely you’ll lack important health coverage for things like emergency care or hospitalization.

We are not like most staffing companies.

Our mission is to make temporary and flexible jobs the best they can be. We have provided major medical coverage to part-time and full-time talent for decades. And we continually add benefits to enhance your wellbeing like universal paid sick leave, telehealth, and 401(k) matching. All in all, we want you to feel cared for and like one of our own because, well, you are.

Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

  aquent logo The Creative Group
(Robert Half)
Creative Circle Populus Group
Health insurance provider Cigna Cigna,
The American Worker
Benefits in a Card,
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Major medical insurance for part-time assignments** Accepted Not accepted Not accepted Accepted
Major medical insurance for short-term assignments*** Accepted Not accepted Not accepted Accepted
Paid sick leave in all 50 states and Canada Accepted *Unknown Not accepted Not accepted
401(k) employer matching Accepted *Unknown Accepted Not accepted
Healthcare flexible spending account Accepted *Unknown Not accepted *Unknown
Dependent care flexible spending account Accepted *Unknown Not accepted *Unknown

*Not found in publicly available information last reviewed on 1/19/21.
**Assignments less than 30 hours a week
***Assignments less than 12 months

Our benefits are the total package.

We take care of our talent and their families by providing a comprehensive benefits package that covers all aspects of their lives. See all that we have to offer—you’ll actually want to read this fine print!

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Health Insurance with Cigna

We provide the best health coverage in the industry with eligibility even for short-term and part-time roles (eligibility starts at 20 hours/week*) and a choice of three plans for individuals and families (HMO-style, PPO-style, and High-Deductible-style). Our plans do not require referrals to see specialists and provide comprehensive coverage equivalent to platinum or gold level on the ACA market.

*Talent are eligible for insurance on the first of the month after working four consecutive weeks for an average of 20+ hours/week.

Specialty Health Programs (included with Cigna health plans)

Dental Insurance with Cigna

Cigna’s Dental PPO has one of the largest dental networks in the country and also enables you to see out-of-network providers. Preventive care is fully covered with basic restorative care covered at 80% and major care covered at 50%, including orthodontia. Our generous annual maximum of up to $2,500 ensures coverage for the care you and your family might need.

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Paid Sick Leave

We go above and beyond state laws to provide all our hourly talent in the United States and Canada with paid sick leave.

Time Off Programs

On specific client engagements, paid time off and/or holiday pay may be available. Ask your Agent for more information.

Additional Leaves

We provide Family Medical Leave and Military Leave as required by law. Talent who are not eligible for Family Medical Leave may qualify for Aquent Leave.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Access a network of services designed to help employees and their families succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Promo Code: Aquent

Thanks to our client relationships, we have negotiated special employee-only pricing for talent and staff on your favorite brands, services, and retailers. Get access to these discounts in MyAquent.

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Retirement Plan + Match with Fidelity Investments (U.S.) / Manulife (Canada)

We offer a traditional and Roth 401(k) in the U.S. and an RRSP in Canada plus an employer match to help you save for retirement. For hourly talent, Aquent will match 10% up to the first 10% of pay. Thanks to fast and easy eligibility, there’s no long waiting period to start saving, and you are immediately vested in your entire account balance, including the match.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) with WageWorks

Save on taxes for qualified expenses with four flexible spending accounts:

  • Healthcare
  • Dependent Care
  • Parking
  • Transit

Financial Wellness with Fidelity Investments

Get personalized guidance and action plans in areas like budgeting, debt, saving and investing, protecting your financial future, maximizing employee benefits, and more (participation in 401(k) is not required).

Supplemental Insurance Plans with The Hartford

Pay for expenses not covered by health plans due to critical illness, hospitalization, or injuries sustained in a covered accident.

Identity Protection with InfoArmor

Get comprehensive identity, financial, and privacy protection services for individuals and families through InfoArmor’s PrivacyPlus Plan.

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Online Skills Training with Aquent Gymnasium

Access our online learning platform offering courses in web development, design, user experience, and content creation. Informed by clients’ needs and taught by industry trailblazers, Gymnasium content ranges from full multi-day courses to 5-minute skill-building tutorials.

Career Development

Get ongoing career coaching and professional development plans from recruiters who specialize in the marketing and creative space and understand what hiring managers are looking for most.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our talent think.

“Aquent is hands down just the best agency I have ever worked with...And the healthcare and FSA benefits really seal the deal. Don’t change those benefits it makes me want to only go thru Aquent...” John, UX Designer on assignment at Accenture Federal
“Extreme level of support, fair pay, and best benefits for an agency…” Jourdan, UX Researcher on assignment at Google
“Aquent has been the best talent agency I've worked with these past three years. I am keenly aware of other companies - but the benefits and staff support are the best in the business.” Frederick, Art Director on assignment at Apple