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DePaul offers support for eligible employees who have caregiving responsibilities for children and/or adults.
Dependent care expenses can be reimbursed through pre-tax salary deductions by enrolling in the
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. Eligible expenses can be submitted for dependent children under the age of 13 or for a spouse or other adult dependent who is not able to take care of him or herself.
Benefits-eligible full-time and part-time employees have access to caregiving services through Bright Horizons, a nationally known and trusted organization that offers center-based and in-home care for children and adults. For an overview of the Bright Horizons benefit, watch this
Access your Bright Horizons benefits by visiting
clients.brighthorizons.com/depaul. You can also download the Bright Horizons App in the
App Store or
Bright Horizons Back-Up Care™ provides care for your children, adult, and elder family members during a lapse or breakdown in normal care arrangements. Bright Horizons will arrange temporary care for your children or elderly loved ones up to 30 days in advance, and you are only responsible for a small copay with each reservation. Watch this
2-minute video to learn more!
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Bright Horizons Back-up Care.
Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports offers primary child care solutions, academic support and tutoring as well as enrichment programs for children.
Click here for answers to
frequently asked questions about Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports.
Bright Horizons offers monthly expert-led webinars on a variety of topics for families—click here for the 2022 webinar schedule.
DePaul's employee assistance program, offered by ComPsych® GuidanceResources®, offers resources and referral services for childcare and adult/elder care.
Children at Gems World Academy Chicago receive an early start on a world-class education in a structured and safe learning environment. GEMS Education has been the world’s foremost provider of private education for children from birth through grade 12 for over 50 years. Program and eligibility: Eligible DePaul employees (faculty and staff) receive a discount on Pre-K through Grade 12 tuition. Enrollment is based on space availability within each program. The discount program is offered to all active full-time and part-time employees who are benefits-eligible. Eligibility ends when no longer employed by DePaul University. For more information, visit the
Gems World Academy Chicago website.