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Additional Voluntary Benefits (AFLAC, MetLife, etc.)

Some of the additional voluntary benefits available to our employees include the following:

Adoption Assistance

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 Income Protection

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 or call 410-729-8905.

Backup Care for Children and Adults

Care@Work provides emergency backup care for children and adults, and is available seven days a week for when your regular care is unavailable and you need to work. Care@Work prescreens qualified caregivers to help you find in-home backup emergency care for children and adults, or in-center backup care for children, and you pay a reduced rate that’s based on your salary. You also receive a free membership to perform self-directed searches for a variety of caregiving needs, as well as access to Expert Assistance and Nanny Share. For more information, contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000, or email Register with your JHED ID at

College Savings Plans

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

MetLife Auto/Homeowners Insurance Discount

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

Veterinary Pet Insurance

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