Some say life is a journey. But it’s really more like a combination of planned trips, unexpected detours, and impromptu destinations. Wherever you find yourself today, Autodesk benefits can help you make the most of it—and stay on course to where you want to go.
New to the workforce
Bring on the benefits
You’re officially part of the Autodesk team. Welcome and congratulations! Next step: Sign up for your benefits so you can start enjoying all the great resources available to you. Be sure to consider enrolling in the UHC Choice Plus High Deductible plan. It features a Health Savings Account (HSA) that allows you to pay less in taxes today, while you set aside money for eligible expenses. Plus, you’ll get free money from Autodesk each pay period.
Save it for later
Believe it or not, the next few decades are going to whiz by. That’s why it’s never too early to start setting aside money for your future. Lucky for you, we offer three great vehicles to help: the 401(k) plan, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and the Health Savings Account (HSA).
You’re automatically enrolled in the 401(k) at a 6% contribution rate—how convenient is that? What’s even better is that you’ll receive $4,500 in matching money from Autodesk if you put at least $6,000 into your 401(k) in 2023. You can enroll in the ESPP in March or September, and save at least 15% on Autodesk stock. If you’re enrolled in the UHC Choice Plus High Deductible plan, you can use your HSA as a savings tool, since you’re able to set aside money—tax-free—for current health care expenses or future needs.
Talk to the pros
We’re not all fiscal geniuses. In fact, most of us could use some guidance from the folks who do this stuff for a living. Chatting with an expert is especially helpful when you’re just starting your career. Now’s the perfect time to make a financial game plan with the help of our financial wellness benefits.
Focus on your health
There’s no time like now to establish healthy work-life habits. We have lots of ways to help you do it: the Benefits My Way wellness reimbursement program, the HUSK Wellness fitness discount program, coaching and tools through Lyra, and Sanvello’s digital stress-management tools.
Give a little bit
There are so many ways to make a big difference in people’s lives. Autodesk makes it easy by pitching in with time off to volunteer, a 1:1 match for your donations, and even a special fund for other Autodesk employees in need. Find your path.
Raising a family
Starting a family and raising kids can be as challenging as it is rewarding. That’s why we offer a bunch of benefits that can help make things a little easier. If only we could help a little more with those terrible twos . . . and terrifying teens.
Get the party (and family) started
Sometimes one of the greatest challenges to raising a family is starting a family. We’re here to help. If you’re dealing with medically related fertility issues, you can get expert advice from an Included Health doctor or connect with CareCounsel to learn about the infertility-related services covered by your Autodesk medical plan. If you’re growing your family through adoption, co-maternity, or surrogacy, you can get reimbursed for some of your expenses through the Make a Family program.
Bond with baby
A new child doesn’t pop into your life every day, so we want to make sure you have plenty of time to spend with your new arrival. That’s where maternity and parental leave come in.
Update your benefits
Welcoming a child by birth, adoption, or guardianship is a qualifying life event. What’s it qualify you for? Well, sainthood, for starters. But also for benefit changes. You have 60 days from the date your child comes into your life to add him or her to all your relevant benefits. This is also a great time to review and update your life insurance and 401(k) beneficiaries.
Save on child care
If you’re like many working parents, you’re going to need child care. Which can be costly. One great savings tool is the dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), which lets you set aside pretax dollars for eligible expenses through convenient paycheck deductions.
Get a helping hand
Becoming a parent or adding to your family can be exciting, but it can also be challenging. You don’t have to go it alone. Lean on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for support.
Protect your pets and your possessions
We know, insurance isn’t especially fun or glamorous. But it sure can bring you some serious peace of mind. And it’s even better when you can take advantage of discounts—like the deals on home, auto, and pet insurance for Autodesk employees.
Living life to the fullest
Sometimes you reach points in your life where you’re sailing pretty smoothly, both personally and professionally. When you’re not just focused on making ends meet, you may have the extra energy and motivation to make serious progress. Here are some ways to help build on that momentum.
Invest in your health
There aren’t many health care benefits that can also double as an investment tool. But such is the magic of the Health Savings Account (HSA). If you’re looking for short-term savings on your medical care and a long-term savings vehicle, consider enrolling in the UHC Choice Plus High Deductible plan, the only plan featuring the HSA. Plus, you’ll get free money from Autodesk each pay period.
Add fuel to your financial vehicles
The closer you get to retirement, the more money you should be setting aside for your future. One easy and relatively painless way to do that is to increase your 401(k) plan contributions. Even bumping it up a percentage or two can make a difference in the long run. And if you haven’t been taking advantage of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), consider signing up during the next enrollment period in March or September to save at least 15% on Autodesk stock.
Check your financial status
If you’re feeling pretty good about life, you likely have a decent financial game plan in place. But circumstances can always change, so you may want to use our financial wellness benefits—like the Prudential Financial Wellness Center—to assess your current situation and make any necessary tweaks. No game plan? No problem. There are financial experts just waiting to help you get started.
Keep focusing on wellness
When you have a lot of responsibilities—family, job, house, pets—it can be easy to lose focus on your own well-being. Keep your eye on the ball with the help of the Benefits My Way wellness reimbursement program, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the HUSK Wellness fitness discount program, and Sanvello’s digital stress-management tools.
Hit the books (again)
Continuing your education can help expand your career options. Plus, learning is fun, exciting, and keeps you motivated. Through the tuition reimbursement program, with your manager’s approval, you can get reimbursed for expenses related to developing your job skills.
Purchase some peace of mind
You work hard to afford the things that bring you joy in life, whether that's a comfortable home, a reliable vehicle, or a few furry friends. Be sure to protect your possessions and pets by buying home, auto, and pet insurance. And as an Autodesk employee, you get to enjoy discounted rates!
Pay it forward
If life is treating you well right now, you may want to pass along some of your good fortune to others. Autodesk makes it even easier by pitching in with time off to volunteer, a 1:1 match for your donations, and even a special fund for other Autodesk employees in need. Find your path.
Caring for an aging loved one
Taking care of an aging family member can bring many unique challenges. You have plenty of resources at your fingertips that can offer support and guidance.
Get expert advice
Many parts of the elder care experience are going to be entirely new to you. That’s why it’s helpful to have pros to guide you through the process. The experts at Cleo can help make the caregiving journey less stressful by providing curated resources and helping you come up with a plan that works for you and your loved one. And if you have general questions about Medicare or need some guidance on navigating the system, CareCounsel is there to help.
Tend to legal matters
Preparing a will or trust and navigating the estate-planning process can be mentally and emotionally taxing. If you’re enrolled in the ARAG legal plan, you can talk to an ARAG UltimateAdvisor network attorney and make sure you’re taking all the proper steps to protect your family members’ interests. If you’re not enrolled in ARAG, you can still visit their Learning Center to access free resources (use access code 10428aut).
Make elder care less taxing
Elder care services can be costly. You may be able to get some relief by participating in the dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), which lets you set aside pretax dollars for eligible expenses through convenient paycheck deductions.
Find a medical-maze shortcut
The health care system can be confounding under the best of circumstances. It can be even more difficult to navigate when you’re doing it on behalf of another person. Whether you need help understanding a medical diagnosis or want a second opinion, Included Health can provide guidance for you and your loved one.
Preparing for the unexpected
There are times when life throws you a curveball, and you or a loved one are faced with a serious illness or death. Autodesk offers resources that can provide support and a little peace of mind during difficult times.
Review your life insurance and confirm your beneficiaries
Visit Workday to review your life insurance elections and beneficiaries. Visit Vanguard and E*TRADE to confirm your 401(k) plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan beneficiaries.
Get help with legal affairs
If you’re enrolled in the ARAG legal plan, you can reach out to an ARAG UltimateAdvisor network attorney to get help with estate planning, wills, and advanced directives. If you’re not enrolled in ARAG, you can still visit their Learning Center to access free resources (use access code 10428aut).
Take the time you need
Whether you’re tending to your own medical condition, caring for a family member, or grieving the loss of a loved one, there is a leave of absence that can support your need for time away from work.
Find caregiver support
Connect with a Cleo expert, who can help make the caregiving journey less stressful for both the person who’s being cared for and the caregiver.
Find a medical-maze shortcut
The health care system can be confounding under the best of circumstances. Whether you need help understanding a medical diagnosis or want a second opinion, Included Health can provide guidance for you and your loved one.
Check your contact info
Make sure your address and contact information are correct in Workday. And be sure a family member or friend has contact information for your manager or HR manager.
Preparing for retirement
Maybe those golden years are so close, you can practically see them glimmering on the horizon. But even if you’re still several years from retirement, it never hurts to start preparing for those days when you’ll be working less and R&R-ing more.
Save like crazy
You’ve likely been setting aside money for retirement for years. But if your retirement date is drawing near, now’s the time to really kick it into high gear. If you’re 50 or older, you can take advantage of catch-up contributions to stash away even more in your 401(k) plan and Health Savings Account (HSA).
Make sense of Medicare
As you’re nearing age 65, it’s important to learn how Medicare works and how your benefits may be impacted. The experts at CareCounsel can help with that. They can also help you make sense of your plan documents and figure out what happens to your existing coverage, especially if you plan to keep working past 65.
Explore your benefit options
It may be hard to fathom a life beyond Autodesk. But eventually that day will come. And when it does, you’ll want to know all your health coverage options, including COBRA, the health insurance exchanges, and the Retiree Health Access program.
Get your game plan in order
There are a lot of factors to consider related to coordinating your post-work life. Our financial wellness benefits—like the Prudential Financial Wellness Center—can help you narrow down your to-do list and lay out a realistic retirement timeline.
Make it legal
As you’re preparing for your retirement years, don’t forget to protect your financial interests. If you’re enrolled in the ARAG legal plan, reach out to an ARAG UltimateAdvisor network attorney to get help with creating a will and navigating other estate-planning matters. If you’re not enrolled in ARAG, you can still visit their Learning Center to access free resources (use access code 10428aut).