Benefits for global teams

Offer country-tailored or globally-accessible benefits packages that are compliant, fair, and competitive. Attract and retain top remote talent with Oyster Benefits.

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Benefits for global teams

Designed with you in mind

Sorting out benefits ain’t easy when your team is spread around the world. 

Oyster answers the hard questions and handles the groundwork so you can easily meet the needs of your people—wherever they are.

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    Compliant hiring and payroll in 180+ countries

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    Faster time-to-hire with streamlined paperwork and communication

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    One platform to onboard and manage all team members

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    Streamlined global payroll

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    Single source of truth for contracts and documents

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    Dedicated customer service

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    Simplified hiring for full-time employees and contractors

  • Access pre-created local and global packages
  • Level up your offer with Competitive or Best-In-Class packages 
  • Offer health, pension, allowances, and more under one package
  • Easily enroll Team Members with self-serve software

Offer global benefits packages

Find pre-created global packages with competitive pricing and worldwide coverage in 165+ countries. Feel confident you’re meeting compliance and employee expectations as you expand into new geographies.

Additional highlights:

  • Covers all pre-existing health conditions
  • Mental health, vision, and telehealth included
  • Maternity care, dental coverage available
  • Can be combined with local benefits for extra coverage

Learn more about the provider, Allianz, and what’s included.

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Offer global benefits packages
Offer local benefits packages

Offer local benefits packages

Provide localized experiences even as a distributed company. Explore our growing list of country-tailored benefits and choose from pre-created packages to level up your offer.

Learn more and find a list of available countries here.

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Both local and global benefits are available as add-ons for the Oyster Employee and Scale packages.


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How to get started

Whether you’re kickstarting your global employment journey—or need help turning it around—we’re here to make the transition easy.

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    Sign up for a free Oyster account

    Explore the platform and tools for free—including the Employment Cost Calculator.

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    Receive immediate guidance when you hire

    When you submit a new hire in the platform, you’ll have a virtual hiring assistant to guide you through local compliance.

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    Access continued support from a dedicated team

    The Oyster team (yes, humans!) will review your drafted agreement, send it to you for approval, collect signatures, and handle employee onboarding.

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Trusted by teams and partners

We help teams grow faster across borders

David Dawoud

Head of People at Demodesk

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Oyster has it down in terms of its simplicity, but it’s genius at the same time. It’s simple enough that you don’t need to feel the burden of maintaining numerous systems. That’s the beauty of it."

Ally Fekaiki

CEO and founder of Juno

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Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the U.K. was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."

Tyler Parson

VP of People at Chili Piper

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The biggest impact that Oyster has had on our team is certainly efficiency and speed. We’re able to onboard employees a lot faster and with a lot less anxiety about whether we’re doing it right. With Oyster, we trust that we did do it right."

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How does it work?

You can offer holistic and attractive benefits to your team in three easy steps. 

Step 1: Log into the platform, submit a new hire, and explore our global and local options. You can also combine both for more extensive coverage!
Step 2: Team Members are automatically enrolled in the Essential package, which ensures you meet compliance.
Step 3: Level up your benefits package by choosing the Competitive or Best-In-Class option.

How does the enrollment process work?

Companies can select benefits packages directly from the hiring form or from the Benefits page of their account. The Oyster support team will contact Team Members to start the enrollment process. Team Members will have the option to opt out.

What is the difference between Essential, Competitive, and Best-In-Class?

Essential: Statutory benefits based on where your Team Member lives

Competitive: Benefits that most employers in the local market offer

Best-In-Class: Recommended premium benefits to level up your offer

How are global and local benefits packages different? What benefits should I offer to my Team Members? 

Local benefits:

Oyster currently offers locally-optimized benefits in multiple countries including Poland, United States, India, Spain, UK, Canada, and more. Offering local benefits can help you remain competitive, meet employee expectations, and attract top talent. In countries where local benefits are available, you can choose to offer global benefits as an add-on for more extensive out-of-home coverage. 

Global benefits:

Global benefits provide coverage in 165+ countries. We recommend offering global benefits to Team Members who frequently travel and work outside of their country, as an add-on with local benefits for extensive at-home and out-of-home coverage, and/or if local benefits are yet to become available in your Team Member’s country.

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Free global employment resources? Shuck yeah!

Don’t go without checking out these tools, resources, and guides. (Or, at least bookmark ’em for later.)