At UNFI, we want our benefits to work for you!


Health and Wellness

Medical:  UNFI provides comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage to our associates. This coverage, in conjunction with our company sponsored wellness program, is key in helping our associates to adopt and live healthy lifestyles. Our medical coverage is offered through United Healthcare (UHC), which offers a nationwide network and is available at reasonable associate rates.

Dental: UNFI offers two comprehensive PPO dental plans allowing the associate and their eligible dependents to choose coverage based on their personal dental needs. Both plans are through Delta Dental and are offered at reasonable associate rates.

Vision:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) Benefits are available on a voluntary basis for you and your eligible dependents.  Coverage includes benefits for eye exams, lenses, frames and contact lenses. 

Wellness: Every year, UNFI sponsors a Body and Mind Wellness Campaign.  This has created a culture of wellness and fosters good health for you and your family.  We bring health screening events to our locations across the country and to connect associates with health education tools via a customized portal. UNFI has also been named a Healthiest Employer in several markets.

Flexible Spending Accounts: You can take advantage of the tax savings available to you through the Flexible Spending Accounts. UNFI offers two options: a Heathcare Flexible Spending Account and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. A Healthcare Flexible Spending account allows you to use Pre-Tax dollars to pay for co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles. A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account allows you to use Pre-Tax dollars to pay for childcare or eldercare expenses.  With the convenience of the FSA debit card to pay at the point of service, saving is easy!   

Income Protection

Life Insurance and AD&D: Planning for your family’s financial security in the event of your death, sickness or serious injury is one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.  That is why UNFI provides Basic Life and Accident Insurance for eligible associates – at no cost to you – plus the option of buying additional Supplemental Life and Accident for you and your family through payroll deductions.

Short and Long Term Disability:  Associates have the ability to purchase disability insurance to provide income replacement in the event they become disabled from a covered Injury, sickness or pregnancy.  Short Term Disability provides income replacement of up to 66 2/3% of your weekly base salary up to a maximum weekly payment of $1,200 for a maximum of 26 weeks.   Long Term Disability provides income replacement of up to 60% of your monthly base salary up to a maximum of $10,000 per month until the earlier of you are no longer disabled or attain age 65.

Retirement Savings Plan

The UNFI Retirement Savings Plan (401K): Is offered to associates through Fidelity Investments. Whether your retirement is 40 years away, or on the horizon, it is important to take stock of your savings situation and take charge. The UNFI 401(k) Plan provides a generous matching contribution of $.50 on every dollar you save up to 8%. 

Work Life Balance

Co-Op (some locations):  Associates may purchase our fresh, organic, natural and supplemental products at a discount.

Tuition Reimbursement: UNFI provides financial assistance in the form of tuition reimbursement to full time associates continuing their education in undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs! 

Company Events: UNFI has several company sponsored events throughout the year.  These may include company picnics, holiday parties and various other themed events where associates and their families can get to know each other.

Company volunteer opportunities: At UNFI, we have “Helping Hands” Committees at each facility. Each Committee is allocated a budget with which to make charitable donations to worthy local nonprofits that fall within certain guidelines. They are also responsible for coordinating volunteer projects and events in which associates can participate!  

Estate Guidance: UNFI offers help with creating a simple legal Will quickly and conveniently online, with the support of licensed attorneys.  This service saves the time and expense it would take to create a Will with a private attorney.

Travel Assistance: Emergency assistance is available to you, your spouse/domestic partner and your dependents 24 hours a day, seven days a week when traveling 100 miles or more from your primary home (national or international travel).  We want to ensure that your travel is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Corporate Giving:  UNFI’s corporate philanthropic giving efforts are centered around the following:

Hunger: improving access to nutritious food for at-risk communities
Environment: supporting local preservation, conservation & restoration
Agriculture: supporting organic local agriculture & organic farming practices
Health & Wellness: participating in local events & races 

Associate Relief Fund: Serious illnesses or other emergency situations can occur in any family, making it difficult for a fellow UNFI family member to meet the financial needs of their family at home. UNFI has created The Relief Fund to support those that are in need of short-term financial assistance. Associates can apply for a maximum of $1,000 in the event of a personal or family emergency. UNFI matches all associate donations up to the first $10,000.