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Bright Horizons waives copayments for Back-Up care child, adult and elder care during Oct.

Bright Horizons is waiving copayments for Back-Up child, adult and elder care for dependents of benefits-eligible faculty, staff and full-time PhD students during the month of October, according to the Sept. 17 edition of the Finance and Administration InBrief. 

The university began offering back-up child care, adult and elder care as a part of the first phase of a two-year pilot program launched in Jan. 2020, according to The Dependent Care Resource and Referral Pilot Program.

The Back-Up Care program through Bright Horizons provides up to five days per year of back-up child, elder and adult care at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child per day—$25 per family per day—and $6 per adult and elder under the first phase of the pilot program. In-home child, adult and elder care is $6 per hour under the first phase of the pilot program.

Bright Horizons continues to provide family solutions, additional family support and a resource room to eligible university employees on the Brandeis Portal.

Bright Horizons Additional Family Supports offers resources for faculty, staff and PhD students who need sitters, virtual sitting, housekeepers and pet care through a premium account on Sittercity, which includes a waived membership fee and free basic background checks. It also provides discounts on a placement service of screened nannies for full-time child care as well as senior care resources, according to the Dependent Care Resource Referral Pilot Program.

Eligible users can register for back-up care at the Bright Horizons login website or the “back-up care” application available in the App Store or Google play.

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