Overview

You have access to resources to help you manage your child and/or elder care responsibilities.

Rethink Benefits

Rethink’s award-winning, research-based program provides support to families raising children with learning, social or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities. Caregivers receive free, live tele-consultations with behavior experts to answer questions, and provide guidance and resources. Common teleconsultation topics include:

  • Teaching new skills
  • Addressing problem behaviors at home
  • Troubleshooting lack of progress
  • Collaborating with school and other providers

Additionally, Rethink provides families with hundreds of easy-to-follow videos depicting behavior experts and educators teaching children skills such as language, socialization, self-help, academics, vocational, and more. Printable materials as well as on-demand web-based training complement these tools as parents support their children in reaching their top potential.

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Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Child and elder care is a significant expense. With a dependent care FSA, you can pay less for child and elder care expenses by using tax-free dollars.

  • Contribute up to $5,000 a year to help cover your eligible dependent care expenses, including child care for children up to age 13 and care for dependent elders. Visit WageWorks to reimburse yourself for payments you’ve made.
  • Select your annual contribution amount during Annual Enrollment. You can only change your contribution amount during the year if your personal situation changes.
  • Use it or lose it — unused money does not carry over at the end of each year, so plan carefully.

Employee Assistance Program

Through the Brighter Living Solutions at DSM, you have access to professional consultations with work-life specialists to help you with child or adult care. To learn more, visit Magellan Healthcare or call 1-800-523-5668.