Celebrate One Year of Back-Up Care at Emory

Written by Mary Ellen Nessmith

March, 2017


Emory implemented Bright Horizons Back-Up Care program in January 2016. In recognition of its success and to be sure faculty and staff keep using the program Bright Horizons will be offering no copay during the month of March.

The Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage offers the highest quality, temporary care to Emory University faculty, staff and Laney Graduate School families whenever your regular child and adult/elder care arrangements are unavailable. The program offers solutions for both emergency and anticipated breakdowns in care.


GREAT NEWS! Bright Horizons waives co-pays for the back-up program AND allows 30 days advance reservations during the entire month of March 2017 for both breakdowns in routine and emergency care.

Use up to 3 consecutive days of care for breakdowns in routine care
• Seasonal break from school
• Caregiver on vacation
• Difficulty securing transitional care
• Conference travel


More than 3 consecutive days of care can be used when there are unanticipated breakdowns in care:
• Caregiver calls in sick
• School/center closed due to inclement weather
• Stay at home spouse/partner has an appointment
• No Co-Pay for Month of March!
• Self-care for an ill or injured employee


Care is available NATIONWIDE!

Register & Reserve Care
Employees have access to 10 days of family back-up care per year. Standard co-pays are $15/child/day or $25/family/ day (center-based care) or $6/hour (in-home care) – which will be WAIVED for the entire month of March 2017. There is no fee to register and you must be fully registered before using the program. Reservations are required and requests for care can be made up to 30 days (reservations for March only*) in advance or up to the day care is needed.


Online: https://backup.brighthorizons.com Or call: 877-242-2737 (877- BH-CARES)
Username = EmoryEagle
Password = backup


To learn more about the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage or waived co-pays for March please visit Emory WorkLIfe Resource Center or call Emory WorkLife Resource Center at 404-727-8000.