Sample Policy: Emergency and Backup Child Care

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The following is from an employee FAQ for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s subsidized back-up and emergency childcare. Blue Cross NC, headquartered in Durham, has 4,700 employees. 

  • Annual Day Allotment for Onsite Backup Childcare: Employees are allocated 30 days per child per year at a subsidized cost.
  • Additional Program Weeks: We will offer program weeks in the during Spring, Summer and Winter Breaks. The program weeks will include special programming and/or field trips. These days are in addition to your annual allotment of back-up days will not count toward the annual allotment of 30 back-up days per child per year. Program days can be reserved up to 90 days in advanced.
  • Infant Care and Time of Transition (TOT) Program: The TOT program includes a 4 consecutive week childcare program available to help new parents as they transition back into the workplace after having or adopting a child.
  • Additional Onsite Backup Childcare Days: Employees who require more than the allotted 30 days will be able to use the back-up childcare center at the full-price rate (based on fair market value) for up to 15 additional days. This will allow employees to utilize the back-up childcare center, even on days that they hadn’t planned on it.

Please note that the information provided, while research-based, is not guaranteed for accuracy and legality. Please seek legal assistance, or assistance from state or federal governmental resources, to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct. This information is for guidance, ideas, and assistance.