SOURCE Care.com, Inc.
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Care.com, Inc., (http://www.care.com), the largest online care destination in the world, announced today that its Workplace Solutions unit has formally launched a national Broker Program targeting small to mid-sized companies across the U.S. Workplace Solutions enables employers to offer Care.com’s full range of care solutions to employees as part of their benefits programs. Services include options for child care, special needs care, and pet care, among others, as well as an in-depth Senior Care Planning program that provides employees with detailed, customized action care plans, resulting in informed decisions, significant time savings and reduced stress.
The Company’s Broker Program currently includes three partners –Business Benefits Group (Washington D.C.); Innovative Cost Management Services (San Jose, CA); and Longfellow Benefits (Boston, MA) – who collectively reach more than 2,350 group clients across the country.
In making the announcement, Chris Duchesne, Vice President of Workplace Solutions for Care.com, said, “More and more employers have come to fully appreciate the toll that care giving demands have on their employees, and in turn, how that financially impacts their companies through absenteeism, workday interruptions, and loss of focus. By partnering with Business Benefits Group, ICMS and Longfellow Benefits, Workplace Solutions will significantly expand its reach and ability to help smaller companies address the full spectrum of care giving needs that their employees face without incurring the costs associated with building such programs themselves.”
As experts in the field of employee benefits, each of the Broker Program partners knows first-hand the challenges employers face in creating cost-efficient benefit programs that meet the needs of their employees.
“Business Benefits Group strives to help our clients with solutions that drive business impact and Care.com is one such solution,” said Michelle Milam, SPHR and Director of the Human Resources Division for the company. “Care.com’s 24/7 online access to care providers nationwide will allow our clients and their employees the choice and flexibility they require to manage all of their needs, take care of their families, and meet their work demands too,” noted Ms. Milam.
Chris Renzulli, Sales Manager for ICMS, noted, “In an environment where healthcare costs are ever-changing, it’s beneficial to bring in a solution that’s additive and can be immediately impactful.” Mr. Renzulli continued, “The Care.com program is a cost-effective way for our small to mid-sized clients to offer dependent care support and we’re excited to be able share this offering with them.”
“Longfellow Benefits has always been known for presenting innovative benefits solutions; Care.com is no exception,” said Kevin Gazda, SVP, Group Benefit Operations for the company. “Our clients have already begun to show significant interest in Care.com as they look for affordable ways to support their employees with child care, senior care, pet care and housekeeping services.”
[Workplace Solutions has seen a great deal of interest in its Broker Program and expects to add more partners over the coming months.]
About Care.com’s Workplace Solutions
Care.com’s Workplace Solutions provides broad-reaching, cost-effective, high-impact solutions for employers looking to reduce costs resulting from care-related absences and distractions, as well as improve employee wellness and loyalty. From providing an executive with access to back-up childcare solutions so she can lead a crucial meeting to helping a newly relocated employee reestablish his care network, Care.com enables employees to quickly and easily tackle care needs across the spectrum so they can focus on work. Care.com’s Workplace Solutions keeps top talent productive and engaged, and can be a primary resource for employees or an integral part of a comprehensive benefits program.
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is now the largest online care destination in the world with 7 million members spanning more than 15 countries. Care.com provides a forum for families seeking care support to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving experiences and get advice. The company helps families address the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through – child care, including special needs, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Care.com also provides tools and information to help families make safer and more informed decisions throughout the search and hiring process, including monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and an online safety guide. Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, technology companies, and professional services firms offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees through its Workplace Solutions program.