Other Benefits & Discounts

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Last updated date: 3/27/2024

As part of the DISH benefits package, you have the opportunity to take advantage of additional programs that can save you money and provide important assistance with everyday needs.

Political Action Committee (PAC)

EchoStar/DISH’s PAC pools contributions from eligible employee contributors,* enabling it to make donations to political candidates and committees. The PAC is a critical tool for the company's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and if you are not contributing to the PAC, any donation amount is helpful. Becoming a PAC donor is easy by setting up a recurring payroll deduction amount in the “Benefits” section of HR Link. You can then return to HR Link at any time to stop/adjust your contributions (regardless of whether Annual Enrollment is in effect). You can also contribute by credit card, check, money order, or wire transfer. For much more information, including suggested contribution levels and the most recent newsletter, please visit the PAC’s page in the “DISH Resources” section of "The HOP."​ For any questions/issues, please contact DISH’s government affairs office at jessica.straus@dish.com or 202-463-3705.

* Eligible employee contributors are those who are paid on a salary (rather than hourly) basis and also have policymaking or managerial/supervisory responsibilities (for example, an assistant with no direct reports is ineligible to contribute) AND/OR are in a commonly recognized profession (an attorney, accountant, engineer, etc.) You must also be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence (in possession of a green card) to contribute.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is provided for courses offered by approved accredited institutions of learning such as colleges, universities or trade schools. All active, regular full-time employees are eligible at any time to submit a Part I Tuition Reimbursement for classes beginning on or after 90 days of employment. If you resign from DISH during your course, you are not eligible to receive tuition reimbursement.

DISH Partners

We partner with the following institutions:

  • Bellevue University
  • Capella University
  • Colorado Technical University
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • Strayer University
  • The University of Arizona (Global Campus)
  • University of Phoenix
  • Western Governors University

For more information on partnerships check on The HOP.

Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements apply in order to receive tuition reimbursement:

  • Courses must be directly or reasonably related to your current position or a position you may achieve within the organization as agreed upon by the Company.
  • Courses must not interfere with job responsibilities and must be taken on your own time.
  • CLEP Exams, certificate programs and continuing education courses are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • You must be in “good standing” and receive an official grade of “B-” or better to receive reimbursement. Pass/Fail courses will not be reimbursed.

Eligible expenses include 75% tuition and book expenses (less grants, stipends, taxes and fees) up to $2,000 for hourly full-time employees and $5,000 for salaried full-time employees per calendar year. Fees are not eligible. Amounts over $2,000 are to be returned to DISH should you leave the company within 12 months of receipt of reimbursement. Certain highly compensated employees may not be eligible for reimbursement over $2,000.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Reimbursement

  1. The Tuition Reimbursement Part I Form must be completed and submitted in HR Link on or before the first day of class. You will receive notification from HR Link of the approval or denial of the Part I Form.
  2. The Tuition Reimbursement Part II Form must be completed and submitted in HR Link, with required documentation, within 90 days of class completion. Required documentation includes the official transcript, tuition and book receipts. You will receive notification from HR Link of the approval or denial of the Part II Form. 

Please note: The annual maximum tuition reimbursement amount will be applied against the year in which reimbursement is received regardless of when the form is submitted. The deadline for Part II submissions is typically in mid-December.

For more information on educational partnerships that offer discounted tuition, $0 application fees and more, visit The HOP.

Employee Discount Directory

DISH has partnered with benefit hub to provide you special rates on products and services. The Employee Discount Directory may be accessed through The HOP or from your home computer at www.dishemployeedeals.com using referral code HOPPER. If you would like to nominate a (local or national) to be on the site, please complete the “Contact Us” form on the site for review. Please note that postings on the site aren't guaranteed, and external vendor sites aren't free from Internet Surf Control.

Employee Referral Program (ERP)

DISH is always in search of great talent. Referring friends, family and associates to DISH for open, full-time positions could earn you additional income.

Important Details About the ERP

  • All employees are eligible to participate in this program except:
    • Corporate officers (director level and above).
    • An employee in the open position's leadership chain.
    • Talent Acquisition team members.
    • International offshore groups.
  • ERP only applies to external candidates who have not previously been employed by the Company.
  • There are no limits to the number of referrals you can make.
  • The full name of the referring employee must be on the referred employee's employment application.
  • The referred employee must not have been presented by an agency in the last 12 months; must be referred to a specific job at DISH.
  • Immediate family is not eligible to receive a bonus – legally married, mother, father, sister, brother, children.
  • If the referring and referred team members are both employed with DISH after 90 days, the referring team member will be paid up to $4,000 in the following tiered approach:

$1,000 - Frontline CXO, Direct Sales, Manufacturing & Distribution (Hourly)
$1.500 - IHS Technicians
$2,000 - Salaried roles, professional/experienced positions
$4,000 - Senior Manager roles, executive-level roles (Director +) and pre-approved critical positions

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is a convenient, safe and reliable way to receive your paycheck. Direct deposit can be set up to go directly into one or more accounts or financial institutions exactly the way you choose. When choosing direct deposit, the money will be transferred into the account(s) you've specified at midnight on the Thursday of a payroll week.

Typically, it will take one to two payroll cycles before the transactions take place after signing up for direct deposit. Once direct deposit is set up, you will still have access to view your check stubs by logging into UKG. This can be accessed at https://dish.okta.com/ by logging in and clicking on the UKG icon. Your banking information is completely confidential.

At any time during the course of employment, you may choose to enroll or cancel your enrollment in direct deposit. At the time of termination, your last paycheck will be paid via direct deposit where available. Exceptions may apply.

To enroll in or change your direct deposit, log in to UKG from The HOP or visit https://dish.okta.com/ from a web browser at work, home, or your mobile device. Use your NT username and password to log in, click the UKG icon, and enter your NT Password again. New employees must have received one regular paycheck prior to logging in.

Employee Programming & Service Discounts

Just for being a DISH employee, you have access to some great discounts on the services we provide to our customers, including DISHscriber, SLINGscriber and INFINITEscriber benefits.


DISH offers their employees the following DISHscriber benefits after they complete their first 30 days of employment:

  • Free subscription to America’s Top 250, Latino Max or Qualified International Programming.
  • Free Premiums - Showtime, STARZ, HBO Max and Cinemax.
  • $5 credit towards DISH movie pack if subscribed.
  • Free installation and activation.
  • No programming commitment required.

After you’ve completed your first 30 days of employment, you will receive an email with all the information you need to sign up for the DISHscriber benefit. Click the “Sign Up” link below to get a certificate number. Once you have your certificate number, call 1-866-974-0493 and let the CSR assisting you know that you are a DISH employee.

Already a DISH customer? Sign up and apply for your employee discount. Be sure to have your DISH Account Number available.

If you have questions, please reach out to EmployeeProgrammingOffer@dish.com.


As a SLINGscriber, you will receive over 160 channels, valued at more than $120, for $5 a month plus tax. Being a SLINGscriber is the easiest and most affordable option to watch TV! Included in the package is:

  • Sling Orange + Sling Blue 
  • News Extras 
  • Sports Extras 
  • Best of Spanish Extras 
  • Kids Extras 
  • Comedy Extra 
  • Lifestyle Extra 
  • Heartland Extra
  • Hollywood Extra
  • World Sports
  • Starz
  • Showtime
  • Epix
  • Cloud DVR (50 hours)
  • Multi-stream for channels that are eligible (3 streams on all channels except Disney and ESPN which are locked to 1 separate stream)

Apply for the SLINGscriber program on The HOP > My Career & Benefits > and scroll down to Team Perks, click the “Become a SLINGscriber!” and “Sign Up Now” link if you do not have a Sling TV account already. You are eligible starting on your first day of employment.

If you are already a regular customer, cancel your account and receive a prorated refund (if applicable). This can only be done by contacting SlingscriberSupport@sling.com. Then apply for a SLINGscriber account through The HOP.


With the INFINITEscriber benefit, eligible employees receive the following:

  • A monthly $10 bill credit, meaning you’ll only pay $15/month for unlimited talk, text and data (including 5GB of hotspot data).
  • Boost Infinite costs $15/month/line. However, for your first month, you will be charged $25, but don’t worry, we will refund you $10 to the card associated with your account within 3-10 business days.

You will NOT be able to sign up for this program in store. Only certain plans are eligible for the employee discount. Check out The HOP > My Career & Benefits > and scroll down to Team Perks and select “Become an INFINITEscriber”. Under the BoostINFINITE section you can also find an FAQ for eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact infinitescriber@dish.com.

Who is Eligible?

  • All full-time and part-time DISH and Echostar employees are eligible on their first day of employment. Contractors are not eligible.
  • Account must be under the full name of the employee and the employee must include their full address on the Boost Infinite account.
  • You may add up to five lines per account.
  • Auto pay is required and the account may be suspended or disconnected for failure to pay.
  • If you no longer work for DISH, your INFINITEscriber account will be switched to a Boost Infinite account as a regular customer.

Legal Plan

The Legal Plan offered through MetLife provides economical access to expert legal guidance for a broad range of personal legal needs, including estate planning, home sales, and family & personal law.

  • Secure legal assistance for you, your spouse, and dependents for some of the most frequently needed personal legal matters.
  • Connect with network attorneys available in person, by phone, or through email for personalized legal assistance.
  • Take advantage of unlimited access to attorneys for all legal matters covered under the plan.

Create an account at members.legalplans.com to learn more about your coverages and view their attorney network.

One Pass Select

One Pass Select is a comprehensive subscription-based fitness and well-being network that supports a healthier lifestyle. No matter your fitness level, One Pass Select has a wide variety of activities to challenge you and your eligible family members (18+). Not only do you get access to their fitness network including 16,000 core and premium gym locations, you also get access to digital fitness apps and home grocery delivery. Visit OnePassSelect.com for more information or to get started.