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Family Care Benefits

Full-time employees at Saint Louis University have access to special family care benefits including a Care.com membership, backup care for children, backup care for adults, senior care solutions and childcare tuition discounts. 

Saint Louis University is partnering with Care@Work by Care.com to offer eligible employees family care benefits.  We are providing full-time employees with Care.com’s suite of family care services including the following:

  • Care.com Membership: Premium, unlimited access to Care.com to find caregivers, tutors, errand runners, senior caregivers, pet walkers and sitters, housecleaners, and more ($39/month value that is free for SLU employees).    
  • Backup Care for Children: Access to in-home or in-center vetted and subsidized care for your children when your regular care is not available. Use your backup care days for school or day care closures, last-minute sitter cancellations, someone to help with distance learning, and more.
    • You have 10 backup care days/year to use for either child or adult backup care. Backup care co-pays for childcare are as follows:
      • $6/hr for in-home childcare
      • $10/day for in center childcare
  • Backup Care for Adults: Care.com provides backup care for adults for rides to doctor appointments, help recovering from surgery, meal prep, care for when regular adult care is not available, and more. Whether you need an extra hand, or you have a parent across the country who could use extra support, we can help.
    • You have 10 backup care days/year to use for either child or adult backup care. Backup care co-pays for adult care are as follows:
      • $6/hour for in-home adult care
  • Expert Assistance: This concierge service allows employees to work with one of the Care Specialists to find the permanent care for your family. First, you will design and share the job responsibilities and requirements (including the pay scale and other details) for what is needed to care for your family member. Then, the specialists will post a job on the Care.com website and review results and applicants to provide you with the best options that fit your needs.
  • Personal Network Benefits: Personal Network is another option for your Backup Care for children benefit. You can use a caregiver or center of your choice and be easily reimbursed for a portion of the costs that exceed your co-pay.
  • Senior Care Solutions: Your senior care solutions benefit gives you personalized, professional guidance from a master’s-level social worker around caring for an aging loved one. You can also access a technology platform, The Family Care Hub, to manage the ongoing coordination and communication regarding your loved one’s care needs.
  • Childcare Tuition Discounts: Tuition discounts are available through Care.com’s service that allows parents to search the St. Louis region and find the right placement options and discounts for their children. 
  • LifeMart Benefits: LifeMart Benefits is an employee discount program. Whether you’re planning a major purchase like a car, home or vacation, or just want to save on day-to-day essentials, the LifeMart Employee Discount Program is your way to save.

Watch a video presentation on Family Care Benefits

Enrollment

Enroll by visiting the Care.com website. You will use your Employee ID (i.e. the 9-digit number, including any leading zeros) to register. Also make sure to download the Care@Work mobile app to quickly request backup care. You can also email  Careteam@care.com or call 1-855-781-1303.