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Ultragenyx employees bring their best to work every day, and we honor their dedication by providing a comprehensive benefits program that supports their health care, family, and financial needs. All regular full time employees are eligible for coverage starting with the first day of employment.

Medical Insurance

We offer medical plan options including Kaiser HMO and three options under Blue Shield (HMO, PPO and High Deductible with Health Savings Accounts). Your benefit advisor will help you select the plan that’s best for you.

Paid Employee/Family Care Leave

Ultragenyx provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for an employee’s own illness/injury, the care for a family member with a serious health condition, or for baby bonding.

Paid Volunteer Time

Ultragenyx provides up to 16 hours of paid time off annually to participate in volunteer community service that enhance and serve the communities in which we live and work.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Ultragenyx provides employees with the opportunity to participate in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) twice per year, with shares available for purchase at a 15% discount.


Eligible employees may enroll in the Ultragenyx 401(k) plan at any time. Ultragenyx matches 100% of the first 3% of the employee’s deferral, all of which is immediately vested.


Our comprehensive vision service plan (VSP) includes an annual eye exam, lenses or contacts every 12 months, and eyeglass frames every 24 months.

Delta Dental

The Delta Dental PPO dental plan is designed to allow participants to choose to receive care from any licensed dentist, and includes Orthodontic coverage for an adult and child.

Health Savings Account

Ultragenyx contributes to the annual deductible of participants on the Blue Shield High Deductible Plan through a Health Savings Account in the amount of $2,250 per year for individuals and $3,375 per year for families.

Flexible Spending Account

Ultragenyx offers employees an option to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical and dependent care expenses.

Lincoln Financial Group Life/AD&D

Ultragenyx provides eligible employees with Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at no cost, with the option to purchase additional life insurance as well.

Short-Term/Long-Term Disability

Peace of mind is priceless. Ultragenyx provides short-term and long-term disability insurance at no cost to employees.

Vacation and Sick Time Benefits

Ultragenyx provides nine company-designated holidays each year and two separate paid weeks where Ultragenyx US offices are closed. This is in addition to our standard vacation accrual of 3 weeks for the first 4 years of employment and 6 sick days per year.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program offers 24/7 confidential counseling for you and your immediate family members, including up to three face-to-face consultations per year.

Tuition Reimbursement

We believe that learning is a lifelong activity. We support our employees’ professional development by providing reimbursement for tuition-related expenses.

Legal Club of America

Get trusted legal advice, on-demand. Legal Club of America is a comprehensive Legal Plan that provides employees with access to legal and related professionals.

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And the fun stuff...

We support our vibrant company culture and encourage team building with weekly company-sponsored lunches, group exercise, happy hours, milestone celebrations, summer and holiday events, and more.

This summary is intended to provide general information about the company’s benefits program. More detailed information about the different plan options will be provided upon hire.

Ultragenyx reserves the right to amend in writing or terminate the benefits plans described above, for any reason, in accordance with the provisions of such benefit plans.



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