When Shahzad Ahmed used his FLEXBenefits to reach a personal fitness milestone, he also ended up helping to support his own community. Shahzad, who already has two full marathons and a few half-marathons to his credit, competed in the Santa Cruz…
FLEXBenefits Offers Support of All Types
by Stephanie Carlos, Risk Management Operations Manager, JUNTOS ENG President
Earlier this year I hurt my back — nothing serious, but I was uncomfortable for a few weeks. In the early days after my injury I realized I needed a few items to help with the discomfort, such as a lumbar support pillow and different kinds of exercise equipment, among other things.
My doctor suggested some products, like the lumbar support pillow, and said it would help with the discomfort. I never realized how little lumbar support I had prior to that and what a difference it is to sleep with your spine fully supported. I also got an extra cushioned yoga mat to help when I (carefully) stretched.
Luckily, FLEXBenefits were available so I could expense these things to start getting my health back in order. While these items were not particularly expensive, the program helped ease the added burden of having to buy specialized equipment.
Hopefully I won’t need more medical-related equipment in the near future. I plan to use my FLEXBenefits for a new TV and a personal laptop within the next few months. Thank you Palo Alto Networks for giving us this added account to use when we need it — whether it's for fun or for better health.
For more information about FLEXBenefits, visit the FLEXBenefits site.
By Terry Jones, Senior Director, Talent Development As an avid gardener, I decided to use my FLEXBenefits to buy some raised beds in order to grow fruit and vegetables and educate my children on the seed to stomach process.
By Jon Farkas, Technical Enablement Architect I am very grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to bring the FLEXBenefits program to all of us here at Palo Alto Networks. For me, FLEXBenefits have helped open the door to a goal I set for myself…