We offer you resources to help build and take care of your family, including:
Eligible employees who adopt a child receive a lump sum payment of up to $5,000 to help with adoption expenses, including:
- Agency adoption fees
- Court costs
- Attorney fees
- Round-trip transportation to bring the child home
Gestational Surrogacy Program
Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a person carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple. The person who carries the baby is the gestational surrogate or gestational carrier.
Our Gestational Surrogacy Program reimburses gestational surrogacy parents up to $15,000 for eligible expenses associated with the gestational surrogacy. The program is open to benefits-eligible employees.
Family and Caregiving Programs
Need help at home? [email protected] helps you find:
- Child care
- Pet walkers
- Senior caregivers
- And more!
Full-time staff receive a free premium membership to the Care.com portal, where you can explore provider profiles, do background checks and a Safety Center to get guidance on assessing providers.
Subsidized Backup Child and Adult Care
Need emergency back-up care for child or adult day care? Through [email protected], you can access subsidized, vetted care for work-related situations up to 10 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Take advantage of this benefit in two easy steps:
For more information and eligibility, email the Office of Work, Life and Engagement or call 443-997-7000.
Note: If you use more than $5,000 in backup care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account benefits for any 12-month period, the excess will be applied to your wages, as required by the IRS.