UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8M in emergency child care benefits due to COVID-19. Here’s why

Via Fierce Healthcare

“UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8 million through the program, accounting for 238,000 days of child care to date.”

“Jaime Erickson, vice president of benefit administration and employee experience at UnitedHealth Group, told FierceHealthcare the organization previously offered child care and eldercare benefits to its employees. But the unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic meant the company needed to go further.”

“She said her team stood up the emergency child care program basically overnight because it was clear there was a need. The funds will be available through the end of May, and UnitedHealth is evaluating further expansion into the summer.”

“’It’s been an investment that we’re making for our employees and their families,’ Erickson said.”

Learn more about UnitedHealth Group’s move to ensure their employees have access to child care

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