Benefits

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NOTE: Our contractor agreements and employment contracts are all on the Contracts page.

General Benefits

  1. GitLab will pay for the items listed under spending company money.
  2. Stock options are offered to most team members.
  3. Deceased team member: In the unfortunate event that a GitLab team member passes away, GitLab will provide a $20,000 lump sum to anyone of their choosing. This can be a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or charity.
    • For US based employees of GitLab Inc., this benefit is replaced by the Basic Life Insurance that is offered through TriNet.
    • For all other team members, the following conditions apply:
      • The team member must be either an employee or direct contractor,
      • The team member must have indicated in writing to whom the money should be transferred.
      • For part-time team members, the lump sum is calculated pro-rata, so for example for a team member that works for GitLab 50% of the time, the lump sum would be $10,000.
  4. Paid time off policy.
  5. Further incentives, such as

Specific to employees based in the Netherlands

Dutch employees get the customary month of vacation money in the month of May.

Specific to US based employees

US based employees' payroll and benefits are arranged through TriNet. The most up to date and correct information is always available to employees through the TriNet HRPassport portal and the various contact forms and numbers listed there. This brief overview is not intended to replace the documentation in TriNet, but rather to give our team members and applicants a quick reference guide.

If you have any questions in regards to your TriNet paycheck log in to TriNet, then go to How To Read Your Paycheck.

Group Medical Coverage

If you already have current group medical coverage, you may choose to waive or opt out of TriNet's group health benefits. If you choose to waive health coverage, you will receive a $300.00 monthly benefit allowance and will still be able to enroll in optional plans and flexible spending accounts.

Medical

TriNet partners with leading carriers, like Aetna, Florida Blue, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser, to offer a broad range of medical plans, including high deductible health plans, PPOs and HMOs. Medical plan options vary by state, and may also include regional carriers.

Dental

TriNet's four dental carriers -Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian Dental, and MetLife- offer a high and a low national dental PPO plan. Aetna and Delta Dental also will make available a DMO plan in many states.

Vision

TriNet also offers a high and a low vision plan nationally through two different carriers: Aetna and Vision Service Plan (VSP). These plan options ensure that you can choose the best plan and carrier for your individual vision needs.

The Company pays 100% of premiums for medical, 100% of premiums for dental and 100% of premiums for vision coverage for employee. In addition, the Company funds 50% of premiums for medical, 50% of premiums for dental and 50% of premiums for vision coverage for spouse, dependent and domestic partner. These contribution amounts are capped at:

Insurance Company Contribution Cap
Medical Employee Only $467.00
Medical Employee + Spouse $747.00
Medical Employee + Child(ren) $700.50
Medical Employee + Family $934.00
Group Dental Employee Only $19.80
Group Dental Employee + Spouse $30.20
Group Dental Employee + Child(ren) $31.19
Group Dental Employee + Family $41.59
Group Vision Employee Only $9.15
Group Vision Employee + Spouse $13.75
Group Vision Employee + Child(ren) $14.39
Group Vision Employee + Family $20.26

You are responsible for the remainder of the premium cost, if any.

Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

TriNet offers company paid basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) plans. The Company pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000, which includes an equal amount of AD&D coverage.

Group Long-Term Disability Insurance

The Company provides a policy that may replace up to 60% of your salary, up to a maximum benefit of $12,500 per month, for qualifying disabilities. A waiting period of 180 days will apply.

401k Plan

The company offers a 401k plan in which you may make voluntary pre-tax contributions toward your retirement. We do not currently offer matching contributions. See the People Operations page for details on eligibility and sign up.

Optional TriNet Plans Available at Employee Expense

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plans

FSAs help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses on a pretax basis. You determine your projected expenses for the Plan Year and then elect to set aside a portion of each paycheck into your FSA.

Supplemental Life Insurance

If you want extra protection for yourself and your eligible dependents, you have the option to elect supplemental life insurance. You may request coverage yourself for one to six times your annual salary, with a maximum benefit of $2,000,000. Spousal coverage is also available in increments of $10,000 up to $150,000, and child coverage for $10,000. Note that amounts above guaranteed issue ($300,000 for you and $30,000 for your spouse) and certain coverage increases must be approved by the insurance carrier.

Supplemental Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

AD&D covers death or dismemberment from an accident only. You may elect supplemental AD&D coverage in amounts of $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 or $750,000.

Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Disability insurance plans are designed to provide income protection while you recover from a disability. This coverage not only ensures that you are able to receive some income while out on disability; it also provides absence management support that helps facilitate your return to work. TriNet offers several short and long term disability plan options. Note: There are five states that have state-mandated disability insurance requirements California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. If you do not live in one of the listed states it is recommended that you elect Short Term Disability Insurance through TriNet to protect your financial situation. For more information on State Disability Insurance please contact People Ops.