BioMarin is pleased to offer a generous and comprehensive benefits program.

The following is a list of some of the benefits offered by BioMarin:

  • Medical

    Employees have three medical plans to choose from—Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Anthem Blue Cross HMO and Kaiser. All medical plans include prescription drug benefits.
  • Dental

    Employees may elect to participate in a PPO dental plan offered by Delta Dental.
  • Vision

    Employees may elect to participate in a PPO vision plan offered by VSP. Employee contributions are pre-tax.
  • Life/AD&D

    Life/AD&D for employees is provided by CIGNA. Benefit covers two-times annual salary, up to a maximum of $600,000.
  • Short-Term Disability

    Employees qualifying for Shortterm Disability are eligible to receive 66.67% of their monthly salary (after a 7 day waiting period) to a maximum of $2,350/week, up to 26 weeks.
  • Long-Term Disability

    Employees qualifying for Longterm Disability are eligible to receive 66.67% of base salary, up to two years; $10,000 maximum monthly benefit.
  • Retirement Savings Plan 401(k)

    Employees may participate in the BioMarin Retirement Savings Plan administered by Charles Schwab. Employees may contribute 1% to 100% of eligible compensation (pre-tax), not to exceed the maximum IRS annual limit. The company also provides a match of 100% of the first 2% of an employee’s compensation with a four-year vesting period.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

    Employees may elect to participate by contributing 1 to 10% of straight time earnings (after tax deductions) to purchase BioMarin stock at a discounted rate.
  • Flexible Spending Plan

    BioMarin offers health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts to all eligible employees. These accounts give employees the option to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover medical expenses not covered by insurance to a maximum of $4,000 per year, and dependent care expenses up to $5,000 per year.
  • Employee Assistance Program

    This is a confidential program for employees requiring counseling and referral service that utilizes a network of professionals, including financial and legal services.
  • Vacation Time

    Employees accrue 15 days per year on a biweekly basis. After the fourth full year of employment, employees will accrue 20 days per year on a biweekly basis.
  • Sick Time

    Employees accrue 10 days per year on a biweekly basis.
  • Holidays

    BioMarin provides nine paid holidays per year. In addition, the company will provide one personal holiday per year (if hired on or before June 30).
  • Leave of Absence

    The company may grant a leave of absence to accommodate an employee’s medical, maternity, family or personal needs.
  • Education Assistance Program

    Regular full-time employees are eligible after six months of employment to receive up to $5,250 per year in reimbursement of qualifying tuition and textbooks for classes directly related to their current job.
  • Other Benefits

    On-site Weight Watchers meetings, 24/7 access to on-site gym (in Novato), bagels, donuts and fruit every Wednesday, on-site weekly chair message, annual holiday gala and monthly ‘Coolers’.