For grads

Welcome to Adobe! We’re so glad you’ve arrived. You have some great benefits here—from help paying off student debt to ways to stay healthy—and we want you to take advantage of them.

We know most degree programs don’t include Employee Benefits 101, so we put together this page to explain the basics. To get all the details, you’ll want to explore the rest of this site.

The clock’s ticking

You have just 15 days from your hire date to enroll in most benefits, so get on it before it’s too late. (Your next chance will be during Open Enrollment in the fall.)

Enrolling in benefits

These are the benefits you need to choose within 15 days. If you don’t enroll, you’ll be enrolled automatically in Aetna HealthSave Basic medical, VSP Basic vision and Delta Dental—but those might not be the plans you want.


Even if you’re young and healthy, you need medical coverage. You’ll have free preventive care to help you stay healthy, and you’ll be covered for the unexpected accident or illness.

Adobe has great plans, of course, but if you’re covered on someone else’s plan, like your spouse/partner’s or your parents’ plan, you can opt out and get a credit. If you waive Adobe coverage, you’ll get $25 from Adobe every pay period.

Learn about medical plans:

Medical Plans Overview
Health Care Contributions 
Medical plan comparison guide [PDF]
Health care terms glossary

Need help?

The benefits enrollment site offers EMMA, an interactive benefits counselor with artificial intelligence to help you navigate your options and pick the best medical plan for you.

Go there now

Health Savings Account

When you enroll in an Aetna plan, you’re eligible to open a Health Savings Account (HSA). An HSA lets you stash away pretax dollars to pay for health expenses now or save to use later—even if you leave Adobe. And, depending on the Aetna plan you pick, Adobe may also contribute to your HSA.

Learn more.

Dental and vision

Adobe offers a dental plan to keep your teeth in tip-top shape and your choice of two vision plans to keep you seeing clearly.

Learn more.

Other benefits

You also need to enroll within your first 15 days if you want these benefits:

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Wellbeing resources

Adobe offers a ton of free resources to help you stay healthy—physically and mentally. These benefits are available automatically, whenever you need them.

Take care of your emotional health

When you need a little extra support, the employee assistance program (EAP) provides you with confidential, short-term counseling services and additional work-life resources. You can get up to 12 free sessions each calendar year—in person or by video conference.

Learn more about emotional wellbeing.

Get paid back for staying healthy

The wellbeing reimbursement program will reimburse you up to $600 per year for activities and equipment you use to stay healthy in body and mind. Spin classes? Fitness tracker? Yoga mat? Art supplies? All included.

Learn more about physical wellbeing.

Explore wellbeing apps 

Tap into mindfulness and meditation with the Headspace app, or use Thrive Global if you’re looking to form new habits or cope with stress.

Access virtual support for real-life fitness

Join virtual exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, barre, HIIT and cardio.

Stay up to date on the #sanjose-wellness, #sf-wellness and #lehi-wellness Slack channels.

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Financial health

Financial health is an important part of a happy and successful life. That’s why Adobe offers a variety of programs to help you take care of money needs today and save for the future.

Claim your free money

When you put money in your 401(k), Adobe matches half of your contributions—up to 6% of your pay. Don’t miss out on this money.

Get the most out of the Adobe 401(k) plan

While retirement may be the furthest thing from your mind, starting to save for the future now through the 401(k) retirement plan lets you harness the power of compounding. This is finance-speak for how your account can grow over time and make a major difference in your financial wellbeing later.

Plus, when you contribute to the plan, so does Adobe. The company will match 50 cents for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your pay. As a new hire, you’re automatically enrolled in the plan to defer 6% of your pretax pay, saving you taxes and ensuring that you earn the full company match. You can contribute more, of course, but be sure to at least keep contributing the 6%—otherwise, you’re giving up free money!

Talk to a money coach

Adobe offers you unlimited free money coaching. These one-on-one phone sessions are confidential and conducted with certified financial planners, tax experts and other specialists. Discuss subjects like debt, credit, spending, mortgages, loans, taxes, retirement, investing and more. Register at, or call My Secure Advantage at 888-724-2326 to get started.

Learn more about financial coaching and resources.

Buy Adobe stock at a discount

Purchase Adobe stock at a discounted price that’s at least 15% below the fair market value through the employee stock purchase plan (ESPP). You can enroll twice each year, in June and December.

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Support for learning

Get some of that tuition money back!

You read that right. You can get back some of the money you just spent for that hard-earned degree with Adobe’s graduate reimbursement program. Get a one-time reimbursement up to $10,000 for expenses related to an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or university program through an accredited institution within 12 months prior to your hire date. See the graduate reimbursement policy [PDF] for details, and be sure to apply within six months of starting at Adobe.

Keep learning

The Adobe Learning Fund will pay for you to keep learning and growing. Get up to $10,000 per year for academic degrees, credential programs and technical certifications through the education reimbursement program.

You can also get reimbursed for professional development—up to $1,000 per calendar year for short-term learning opportunities (e.g., conferences, webinars and online courses).

Be sure to check out these on-demand learning platforms for additional opportunities.

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Time off

Take a vacation

Adobe encourages you to take time off to recharge with paid vacation days and holidays. Plus, Adobe takes two company-wide breaks each year for a summer and winter holiday.

Learn more.

Take more time if you need it

Adobe also offers time off for taking care of yourself or someone else, for jury duty, for bereavement and other needs.

Learn more.

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Working from home

Adobe wants to support you, wherever you work. Our programs continue to evolve, so check for the latest information on Inside Adobe.

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