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12 Midwest Startups Offering Mental Health Benefits

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Are you looking for a healthy work environment with a job that offers mental health benefits? As the  mental health crisis continues to worsen and companies continue to work remotely, startups are rethinking their benefits. Free snacks and Ping Pong just aren't cutting it in a remote world.

Startups are offering better benefits than ever when hiring, often including new wellness programs along with flexible paid time off for mental health self-care. Here are some great companies offering mental health benefits to consider for your next career move.

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Tech companies that offer great mental health benefits

1. Clearcover

Clearcover is a fast-growing insurtech startup hiring in Chicago, Detroit and remotely. Making sure employees have the resources they need to be successful at Clearcover, the company built out robust mental health benefits for employees in 2020. It recently started offering individual counseling sessions to help people navigate what's been going on in society, especially regarding racism. The team has hosted “Mental Health Workshops: Overcoming Burnout” in which a guest speaker and therapist shared tips and strategies to cope with the stress that leads to burnout. On top of all that, Clearcover provides weekly yoga/meditation sessions to all of its employees virtually through Zoom.

2. Finite State

Finite State is an IoT-focused cybersecurity startup that's building a great workplace environment. This remote startup offers unlimited PTO, and encourages employees to take advantage 'œto protect and maintain their mental health and take mental health days as needed/desired,' Anna Tomani, operations associate, said.

The leadership team has also started a practice of evaluating on a quarterly basis some days that would be good as company holidays for the whole team. The idea is to make employees take time off that they might not feel comfortable taking otherwise to prevent burnout and encourage self-care. Finite is currently hiring for head of people and engineering roles.

3. Dynatrace

Dynatrace launched its Learn to Live benefit in April 2021, which offers cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even insomnia. It also has an Employee Assistance Program available for all employees and their families to access free therapy for mental health challenges. The global tech company, which has a large hub in Detroit, uses AI to monitor business application and IT performance and cloud security. Dynatrace is  hiring HR, engineering and customer service  jobs in Detroit.

4. KLA Tencor

KLA Tencor recently built an Ann Arbor campus and has been on a massive remote and Midwest hiring spree through 2020. The tech company is focused on everything from driverless cars to manufacturing tech through deep research into photon optics, sensors, machine learning and data analytics. It offers access to mental health counseling through a supplemental program. KLA needs over a dozen positions filled, including design lead, sourcing lead, data analysts, engineering and communications manager.

5. ScriptDrop

ScriptDrop creates a combination of telehealth and prescription delivery solutions to make sure people get their medication and proper health care. ScriptDrop allows employees one day off a month for mental health. This time, added to other paid time off, can create a buffer for employees dealing with personal or family challenges through difficult times. ScriptDrop is  hiring a customer service rep and software developer.

6. WorkitHealth

WorkitHealth has created online, evidence-based treatment options for substance abuse. The Ann Arbor-based startup is hiring in Michigan and Ohio and remotely across the U.S. It offers full medical as well as wellness benefits to employees and partners with Bennie to support employees with finding wellness services, providers in their network and even medical bill negotiations. WorkitHealth employs its own professional counselors for staff and is currently hiring.

7. Trustpage

Detroit's  Trustpage is a 2020-founded startup that uses AI to simplify security concerns for software teams. It offers mental health days and is a great company for engineers who love working in software with software people. Trustpage is hiring an AI engineer, a business development manager, a software engineer, data scientist, and product designer.

8. Greenlight Guru

How about an Inc. Best Place to Work 2021 award winner as your next employer? Indianapolis-based Greenlight Guru makes quality management software for medical devices, and its culture is just as modern. It has everything from a corporate mindset coach to fitness tracking competitions and tries to promote a culture of caring about team members across the organization. Greenlight is hiring in Indianapolis or remotely.

9. StockX

No discussion of cool startups would be complete without Detroit's  StockX. This Midwest unicorn revolutionized online luxury goods trading with a culture-shaping, high-end sneaker marketplace and has become a household name for the younger generation. In addition to a 50% 401(k) match and traditional benefits, StockX offers 24/7 telehealth programs, generous paid time off and fully paid parental leave. StockX is hiring for back-end engineers, front-end engineers and a product manager.

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10. Kumanu

Kumanu, formerly known as JOOL Health, is a startup that produces company wellness apps and programs, so you can expect its wellness programs for employees to be at the front and center of its benefits. It offers employees an internally developed virtual life coach, yoga that has gone virtual during the pandemic and has tried to foster connection through intentional use of technology to connect socially as a team. This Ann Arbor startup was named a top Ann Arbor startup  by Tech Tribune for 2021. Kumanu is  hiring a software engineer  for its Ann Arbor office.

11. CareAdvisors

Chicago's CareAdvisors offers wellness programs to employees including gym memberships, family medical leave and paid parental leave. It has an on-site gym, is super casual and collaborative and pet friendly. CareAdvisors is a minority-owned tech startup that automates the manual enrollment process for health care providers. And the company is currently hiring!

12. DigitalMint

DigitalMint is Chicago-based and has discounted gym memberships for its employees along with flexible work from home and vacation policies. Its dedicated diversity and inclusion staff also focuses on employee wellness on the social side. DigitalMint is a tech startup that helps consumers buy cryptocurrency through Bitcoin ATM and Teller locations and is currently hiring.

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