At Bright Horizons, we care for each other as much as we care for the children, families, and clients we serve. That's why we're committed to providing the most generous and comprehensive employee benefits package in the industry, helping employees bring their very best to work. As our greatest asset, our employees' physical health, financial stability, and overall well-being - both in and outside of work - is one of our top priorities. We offer a variety of benefits to help our employees and their families live a balanced, healthy life, including:
HEALTH INSURANCE & WELLNESS PLANS
Medical and Dental: full-time employees are eligible for a number of medical and dental options to ensure you can be at your healthiest self. Comprehensive health insurance coverage options include doctor's office visits, dental visits, preventive care (with opportunities for health risk assessments and wellness programs), hospitalization, inpatient and outpatient services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, urgent/emergency care, and prescription drug coverage. Medical options vary by region. We also provide affordable healthcare coverage for family members.
Vision Plan: a comprehensive and affordable eye-care plan covers routine exams to maintain eyesight and detect potentially serious health conditions including glaucoma and diabetes (U.S. only).
Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits: qualified same-sex partners are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and voluntary life insurance. Certain states, including Idaho, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia, currently have mandates that prevent domestic partner life insurance coverage.
GlobalFit Fitness Solutions: employees and their immediate family members can take advantage of gym membership discounts for GlobalFit's nationwide network of 10,000 fitness clubs. To further support overall wellness and healthy lifestyles, there are also options for one-on-one smoking cessation, weight loss, and stress reduction programs (U.S. only).
RETIREMENT PLAN & FINANCIAL PLANNING
401(k) Retirement Plan: retirement savings plan helps employees build their financial future by offering savings on a pre-tax basis. Bright Horizons matches a portion of every eligible dollar saved.
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account: optional account reserving pre-tax dollars (up to $2500/year) for out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account: pre-tax account for eligible day care and/or child care expenses.
EdAssist: by extending the employee education and advising program we offer our own clients to our employees, EdAssist provides guidance for working adults interested in going back to school.
Tuition Reimbursement: financial support for continuing education and professional development to help employees achieve their educational aspirations; includes CDA credentialing (online or through Bright Horizons University), associates degree, and career-related bachelor's or master's degrees.
Commuter Benefit Program: up to 40% savings on commuting costs through Bright Horizons' membership in WageWorks.
Credit Union: benefits include free checking, free home banking, higher rates on certificates of deposit and savings accounts, lower rates on loans, and vacation and holiday club accounts through our national provider. This ongoing benefit can be accessed throughout the year (U.S. only).
Other Discounts: savings on movie tickets and brand-name retailers and online stores. Also, exclusive discounts at Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Budget Rent a Car, and more.
WORK / LIFE BALANCE: PAID TIME OFF & FAMILY BENEFITS
Paid Holiday, Vacation, & Sick Time: time-off options to help employees manage time away from work for personal, family, or medical responsibilities include paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; available to all full-time employees.
Well-Being Help Center (EAP): to help employees reduce stress and manage life issues outside of work, a comprehensive support system offers 24/7 assistance with many areas of daily life. Get support referrals for personal problems, event planning, or general life-management issues. On-staff attorneys offer legal assistance on an array of issues (e.g., divorce or bankruptcy), and financial professionals assist with money management such as budget creation, retirement planning, and saving for college.
Life, Accident, & Disability Insurance: financial security in the event of an accident or illness.
Adoption Assistance: help for full-time employees to defray some of the costs of the adoption process.
Child Care Discount: discounted child care to support families with young children. Dependent-care tuition can also be paid on a pre-tax basis.
Back-Up Child Care and Adult/Elder Care: knowing that employees with caregiving responsibilities need occasional support, this unique program provided to clients is also available to employees when their regular child care or adult/elder care is not available. Contact center, conveniently available 24 hours, arranges temporary care (last-minute or advance planned) at a reduced rate.
College Coach: this work/life solution offered to clients is available to our employees to help manage dependents' educational goals. Support includes help with study skills, paying/saving for college, college planning and selection, and the college application process.
Pet Insurance: discounted rates to help keep employees' pets healthy and safe and to help manage the high cost of services for pets is provided by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).
Auto/Home Insurance Discounts: special group discounts for auto, home, and renters insurance provides cost savings.
Real Estate Advantage Program: professional counselors and realtors to support employees throughout the buying, selling, and moving process - a major life event (registration required; free of charge).