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Some of the additional voluntary benefits available to our employees include the following:
- Adoption assistance
- AFLAC income protection
- Backup sick child and adult care
- College savings plans
- MetLife auto/homeowners insurance discount
- Veterinary pet insurance
Beneﬁt-eligible employees who adopt a child are eligible for a lump sum payment up to a maximum of $5,000 per child to assist with adoption expenses. This lump sum payment can be used to assist with agency adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees, round-trip transportation to bring the child home or other fees associated with a legal adoption. For more information on required documentation, contact the HR Beneﬁts Department, 443-997-5521 or visit Osler 7.
AFLAC provides income protection when you miss work because of an accident or injury. They offer cancer, accident, hospital and recovery protection policies, as well as protection if you have a stroke or heart attack. Beneﬁts include services not covered under your medical plan that can be costly, such as travel expenses while seeking treatment, lost wages and home care. You can pay for these voluntary programs through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis. For more information, visit www.aﬂac.com or call 410-729-8905.
Care.com/backupcare provides emergency child or adult care services on a seven-day-a-week availability. Back-up care providers have been screened, bonded and trained and will come to the employee’s home in those circumstances where this service will enable the employee to go to work. JHH shares in the cost of this service. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the HR Benefits Department, 443-997-7000 or contact Johns Hopkins Office of Work, Life, and Engagement.
You can start saving now for your child’s college expenses with the College Savings Plans of Maryland. Your money in the College Savings Plans can be used at nearly any college in the country. The two savings plans offered are the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows you to lock in one to ﬁve years of future college tuition at today’s prices. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers 10 diverse investment options and is managed and distributed by T. Rowe Price. You can invest a minimum of $25 monthly or up to a maximum of $250,000 per child.
For more information, contact the College Savings Plans of Maryland at 888-4md-grad (888-463-4723) or www.collegesavingsmd.org
MetLife offers special group rates and the opportunity to pay by payroll deductions for automobile and homeowners/renters insurance. MetLife offers a variety of discounts. Free quotes are available at 1-800-GET-MET-8 or www.metlife.com/mybenefits.
MetLife, through Veterinary Pet Insurance, offers special group rates to provide coverage for your pet. You will need to tell them you are an employee of JHH/JHHSC and give them your employee ID badge number as veriﬁcation of your employment. For more information, call 1-800-GET-MET-8 or visit www.metlife.com/mybenefits.