Investments in Our People

Family Leave and Caregiving Benefits

We support our team’s family moments – that means enhancing or adding new benefits so they can spend time with their new baby and have backup care when their regular sitter falls through.
We announced in 2022 that for 2023 we were expanding maternity, parental and bonding leave, now including non-birthing, adoptive and surrogate parents, giving employees more time to focus on new family members. Birthing parents will receive 10 weeks maternity plus two weeks parental leave (12 paid weeks total) paid at 100%, regardless of delivery type. This increases from 6-8 weeks of paid leave, depending on delivery type. We also provide two weeks of parental leave paid 100% for non-birthing, adoptive and surrogate parents. Finally, we have offered an all-new benefit of a 30-day unpaid leave.
Eligible new parents may also take an extended bonding leave of absence up to the child’s first birthday or for adopted children up to the child’s first year in the home. While this leave is unpaid, employees maintain their active employee rates on benefit premiums and keep their pass-travel privileges while on inactive status.
We have also extended the backup care subsidies we provided. Our backup care programs give our employees peace of mind should their regular care providers be unavailable when they need to get to work. Starting in 2023, up to 25 days of backup care per year is highly subsidized by Delta, up from the 15 days offered currently. Care.com connects our team to vetted, qualified caregivers for your children, adult family members and pets. They can also use backup care days to provide reimbursement to caregivers they hire.

Family Building Benefits:

Domestic employees and their spouses who enroll in Delta’s health plans are eligible to receive fertility support provided by Progyny, a leading fertility benefits provider offering 900 fertility specialists at 650 locations, a 24/7 integrated pharmacy and lower out-of-pocket costs for comprehensive treatments such as:
Comprehensive consultations
Diagnostic tests
IUI (artificial insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Preimplantation genetic testing
Fertility preservation
Donor tissue purchase
Tissue transportation
Medications for fertility treatments
Concierge patient care coordination
Customized treatment plan, bundled into a “smart cycle”
Lifetime benefit of one “smart cycle,” meaning plan members do not have to track the cost of services or worry about running out of coverage in the middle of treatment
Patient Care Advocate providing education, digital support and emotional support
Lactation support, storing and shipping services for nursing parents returning to work

Quantum Health Advocacy

Quantum Health, a best-in-class concierge advocacy provider responsible for services previously provided by Delta Health Direct. Nurses, benefits experts and claims specialists who know Delta’s benefits are there to help our employees save time, money and to serve as an advocate.

Unstoppable Together

We launched Unstoppable Together, an employee recognition platform that provides managers and leaders “Delta Difference” points that can be redeemed for miles in the SkyMiles Program, cash gift cards, retail gift cards and more.
Delta Air Lines Ranked Among 2022 Healthiest Places to Work
Healthiest Employers® ranked Delta 67 in its 2022 Healthiest Places to Work. Healthiest Employers® is a trusted awards program that recognizes people-first organizations taking a more proactive approach to employee health.

Financial Well-being

Emergency Savings: We announced in late 2022 a program launching in 2023 intended to help Delta people be more prepared for life’s unexpected moments. Beginning January 1, 2023, eligible employees can earn up to $1,000 from Delta to fuel their Emergency Savings when they complete a financial education and coaching program and contribute to an emergency savings account.
Financial Education: A new financial education and coaching program is available to eligible domestic employees at no cost through our partnerships with Operation Hope and Fidelity Investments. Both organizations are focused on helping individuals improve their financial situation, while supporting them on the pathway to achieving their personal financial goals and aspirations. Employees can choose from three coaching paths based on their individual needs: (1) managing day-to-day savings and spending, (2) strengthening financial foundations and (3) focusing on future goals.
Path to Retirement: We make an automatic contribution equal to 3% of eligible earnings for our primary plan that includes most domestic employees. We also match 100% of up to 6% of eligible earnings contributed to the plan by the employee, resulting in a combined contribution of 15% when employees contribute 6%.