Google's Employee Benefits Extend to the Afterlife

Google employees enjoy some killer perks. These come in the form of free legal advice and discounted legal services, travel insurance, on-site physicians and nurses, free haircuts, foosball and other game tables provided in various buildings on campus, laundry facilities, and other neat benefits. But did you know that Google will even take care of you after you're dead?

Well, not you specifically, but recently disclosed death benefits ensures that your spouse or domestic partner will receive financial support. Specifically, if a Google employee expires, their spouse or partner will receive 50 percent of their salary every year for the duration of 10 years. It doesn't matter if someone just started working for Google or has been there for 15 years, the policy is the same.

Google isn't just a great place to work for while you're alive, it will also take care of your family when you're dead and gone.

That isn't the only financial compensation Google provides. Laszlo Block, Chief People Officer at Google, tells Forbes that surviving spouses see all stocks vested straight away, and any children of the deceased employee will receive a $1,000 monthly payment until they're 19 years old, or 23 years old if they're a full-time student.

"Obviously there’s no benefit to Google [when an employee dies],” Bock says. "But it’s important to the company to help our families through this horrific if inevitable life event."
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