Benefitfocus expands benefits offering with caregiver platform
Benefitfocus, a cloud-based benefits management platform, has added Cariloop to its benefits package, providing employees with backup child and adult care.
The benefit is part of the company’s initiative to support employees outside of work, as caregiving can often be an isolating experience that impacts a person’s physical and mental health, as well as their ability to do their job. Caregiving responsibilities now impact 34.2 million Americans, according to a study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.
Misty Guinn, director of benefits and wellness at Benefitfocus, says those numbers suggest that there is a “caregiving epidemic” in the U.S. workforce, and employers are uniquely positioned to help by implementing specialized benefits.
“When curating benefits we ask: What do our employees need? What’s causing them stress?” asks Guinn. “It’s so important to give employees the decision support tools that they need.”
Click here to read the full article. Originally posted by EBN on February 5, 2020. Written by Amanda Schiavo.
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