Basic Employee Needs Fund (BEN)
Methodist Health System Basic Employee Needs (BEN) fund
The BEN fund provides emergency financial assistance to Methodist Health System employees who are in short-term financial crisis.
Hardships covered by the fund include loss due to fire, flood, tornado, or other natural disasters, and extended illnesses that prevent people from working. Employees are only eligible when all other resources – including insurance, leave benefits, and other forms of compensation – have expired or aren’t available. Each written application for a BEN grant is reviewed by a committee whose decision is final.
The BEN fund depends on the financial support of employees, staff members, and friends of Methodist. All are encouraged to contribute. All gifts are tax-deductible and help meet basic needs in times of crisis.