IDA Work/Life Flexibility and Benefits


Supporting inclusion and diversity in the workplace is the not just right thing to do - it’s good for business. IDA’s diverse workforce includes individuals with varying abilities, challenges and needs, so we have adopted a more progressive approach to our benefits with that in mind.


Good health coverage is a must. In recent years, IDA updated our plans to offer transgender care, including gender reassignment, prescription drug therapy, lab tests and counseling. We also added habilitative physical, occupational and speech therapy with no limitations on age, cost or visits. Under our health savings account option, we expanded preventative care to include chronic care benefits for diseases pervasive in communities of color. In addition, telemedicine availability now includes general health care visits and mental and behavioral health options. IDA also offers comprehensive infertility services and an employee assistance program.

Our retirement plan is our flagship benefit with IDA making an 11% employer contribution.  Employees must contribute 5% of their base salary in addition to any voluntary contributions up to the IRS limits, choosing tax-deferred or Roth accounts. We work with our providers to offer financial education to staff, including individual retirement counseling, webinars, and workshops.


IDA offers generous paid leave (a minimum of four weeks) and 12 holidays -- adding Juneteenth in 2020, a year before it became a federal holiday. IDA provides up to six months of short-term disability paid at 100% percent of an employee’s base salary, as well as long-term disability. IDA also pays for at least six weeks of parental leave for all parents, which for birth parents is in addition to time covered for recovery following birth.

IDA is also moving toward more holistic workplace practices. IDA now offers flexible work schedules and telework options to reduce commuting stress and increase work-life balance.

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