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Benefits-eligible employees: Take advantage of enhanced caregiving support options

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Through the end of 2021, benefits-eligible faculty and staff have access to enhanced benefits for caregiving services offered through Bright Horizons.

Usual co-pays that apply to backup care services provided by Bright Horizons are being waived through 2021, meaning you can reserve care for your child or adult loved one at no cost. Benefits-eligible employees have access to 15 days/uses of backup care per year.

An additional tutoring benefit is being offered through 2021: The backup-care benefit can be used to reserve an experienced tutor to help 5- to 18-year-old children with homework or dedicated support in a specific subject. Each backup-care use can be exchanged for four hours of virtual tutoring. Please note, virtual tutoring is not child care, and tutors are not considered caregivers or Bright Horizons personnel; a parent or guardian must be available to supervise during all virtual tutoring sessions.

For details about these benefits and other offerings from Bright Horizons, visit the Office of Human Resources website or learn more through one of the following webinars:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 4, 12 p.m.: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Virtual Benefit Fair – Enhanced Supports: Learn how your Bright Horizons Backup Care and Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports benefits can offer the support your family needs. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat live about your benefits. Click here to register.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10, 12 p.m.: Join this webinar to learn how Bright Horizons Backup Care and Enhanced Family Supports can help you find quality care and support for other family needs. Click here to register for the webinar. Alternatively, watch a recorded version of this session.

To register for Bright Horizon services, visit the Bright Horizons website or call (877) 242-2737. (Backup Username: DEPAUL; Backup Password: VINCENT). You can also download the Bright Horizons App in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Questions? Contact DePaul's Benefits Team at or (312) 362-8232.