Backup Care Advantage for Family Members

Academic Professionals are eligible for the Backup Care Advantage Program when they experience temporary disruptions in their child, adult, and elder caregiving arrangements that would otherwise prevent them from fulfilling work or study obligations. The Backup Care Advantage Program provides up to 100 hours of subsidized backup care per calendar year. The care can be requested for anyone for whom the faculty/staff member is responsible, including children, spouses and partners, parents, and grandparents; the person for whom backup care is requested does not have to live with the faculty/staff member. This program is managed by Bright Horizons, which has an exclusive network of licensed in-home and center-based care providers in all 50 states and Canada. The Backup Care Advantage Program is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for anyone ranging from infants through the elderly. Because the University is underwriting the cost of this program, the co-pay is $4 an hour for in-home care (for up to three dependents) and $2 an hour per child for center-based care.

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