Backup child care available through Care.com

Don’t forget, Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers employees a benefit through Care.com that gives you several options for backup care during times of potential disruption to your work or child care schedules.

With the Care.com benefit, VUMC employees receive up to 20 days per fiscal year of subsidized backup child care at home or at local, vetted child care centers.

Co-pays for in-home backup care are based on income:

• $0-$74,999 = $3 per hour

• $75,000-$124,999 = $7 per hour

• $125K+ = $13 per hour

Co-pays for in-center backup care are the same for all employees:

• $25 per day per child

To enroll, visit vumc.care.com and create a Care.com account using your Employee ID (you can find on C2HR). Once enrolled, you can request a caregiver or helper and even pay them using the vumc.care.com portal or the Care@Work app.

The Care.com Personal Network is another option for backup care. This allows you to use a caregiver of your choice and be reimbursed for a portion of the costs that exceeds your co-pay — up to $125 per day. Simply book a child care provider on your own and pay the caregiver upfront. Be sure to get a receipt and submit a claim for reimbursement in the Care@Work portal.