Lots of Priorities

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the benefits and programs available to you? With a busy family and work schedule, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get to everything on your to-do list! But don’t wait too long to learn about your Western Digital benefits. There are some easy actions you can take to help make your and your family’s futures more secure.

Get the most out of your Western Digital benefits

You can learn more about your Western Digital benefits and find tools and resources to help you make the best choices on the Enrollment Information page.

Be sure to designate a beneficiary for your benefits

It is important to designate a beneficiary to receive the life and/or AD&D insurance benefit and your 401(k) retirement plan in the event of your death. As personal circumstances change, be sure to keep that information up to date. Designate or change your beneficiaries during Open Enrollment on Workday.

Save on taxes while covering dependent care expenses

Do you have kids in care programs while you are at work? You can reimburse yourself with tax-free dollars for day care, before- and after-school care, nursery school, preschool and summer day camp as well as for healthcare expenses. By putting pre-tax dollars into a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) you lower your taxable income and pay less in income taxes for the year. Be sure you estimate your spending for 2019 carefully — these are “use it or lose it” accounts.

Set aside tax-free money for health care expenses with the Health Savings Account

You want to be able to take care of your family’s health in the event of the unexpected. When you enroll in any of the Western Digital medical plans, you have the option to contribute non-taxable dollars to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and increase your savings with Western Digital contributions — $800 for individual coverage or $1,800 for family coverage. You can use your HSA dollars to pay for eligible healthcare expenses or save them for the future. Learn more about the Health Savings Account.

Need additional assistance understanding your medical plan?

If you need additional assistance understanding the medical plans, feel free to reach out to our Anthem or Kaiser Concierge team. They can provide additional information regarding the plans available to help you decide which plan may be best for you. For more information about these programs, see Tools & Resources on the Medical page.

Access a doctor when and where you need them with telemedicine

Did you know you can connect with a doctor when and where you need it with telemedicine services through Anthem and Kaiser? These are digital services that let you have a face-to-face conversation with a doctor the moment you need medical advice on issues like allergies, colds, eye infections, the flu and more. For more information, select your medical plan provider below:

Focus on your health with DRIVE Wellness

Physical health is important and Western Digital is here to support you on your wellness journey. You can find a variety tools, resources, and programs to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle including:

Get support with managing life and stress

Western Digital offers an Employee Assistance Program as well as behavioral health services through DRIVE Wellness Centers.

Build your financial future

With the Western Digital 401(k) Retirement Plan, you can save for retirement. Contributing to your Western Digital 401(k) Retirement Plan — even if it is a small amount — can help you get ahead. The earlier you start saving, the more your account can grow through investment earnings. Western Digital matches 50% of your combined pre-tax and Roth contributions to the plan, up to 6% of your eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum of $9,150 for 2022! Learn about all your options through the Western Digital 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Consider if you want to take advantage of Western Digital Voluntary Benefits

The company provides Identity Theft benefits at no cost to you, so if you have not enrolled in this benefit, consider doing so. See Identity Theft Protection to learn how. Open enrollment is also the time to decide if you want to enroll in other voluntary benefits including the legal plan or accident insurance and hospital indemnity insurance.