Benefits to simplify your life

At JHU, your benefits go far beyond just health and life insurance—and beyond the workplace

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At JHU, your benefits go far beyond just health and life insurance—and beyond the workplace. JHU offers a number of voluntary benefits, family support, and discount programs designed to offer added protection to you and your family and to enhance your quality of life.

New and enhanced voluntary benefits

Beginning in 2022, you'll have the opportunity to elect these new voluntary benefit offerings:

  • Identity theft protection: The Identity Theft Protection program administered by Allstate can offer you peace of mind, as well as valuable services that can help you both prevent identity theft and recover your identity if you become a victim.
  • Pet insurance: Many of us became "pet parents" once the global pandemic began, and JHU is pleased to announce the addition of voluntary pet insurance through Nationwide. This benefit will help you protect your furry family members by managing the rising costs of veterinary care.

In addition, you will see some enhancements to critical illness insurance.

  • Critical illness insurance provides additional financial protection to you during treatment for illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. You receive a lump-sum benefit to help you pay some of your additional expenses as you see fit, including co-pays and deductibles, as well as personal expenses such as mortgage payments and child care. Enhancements to the critical illness insurance benefits for 2022 include increased recurrence benefits and an expanded list of covered conditions. Your options for coverage are $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000, $30,000.

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New: JH myConcierge

JHU is pleased to offer another program designed to simplify your life. JH myConcierge is available to you and your family to help you find and book personal services, general pre-departure services, personal travel services, lifestyle services, special occasion celebrations, and wellness activities. This service is available 24/7 by calling 833-659-6674.

Expert Assistance by Care@Work

Searching and finding the right care for your loved ones and home take time, especially when you're balancing work. With Expert Assistance, you have help. A care specialist can help you find nannies and babysitters, tutors, pet sitters and groomers, housekeepers, special needs caregivers, errand runners, and more so that you can spend more time doing what you love.

First, enroll and log in to your account in the Care@Work app or at Call 855-781-1303, ext. 4. or email to connect with a care specialist and get started. In just a few weeks, you'll be able to choose your provider from hand-selected candidates.

You can learn more about this service and eligible Johns Hopkins groups by visiting HR's Care@Work webpage.

Child Care Voucher and Child Care Scholarship

Remember to apply and reapply for the Child Care Voucher Program for 2022 during Annual Enrollment. Through this program, you have the opportunity to apply for tax-free assistance to help pay for child care for your pre-kindergarten children under age 6.

In addition, JHU scholarships, which can be used in addition to vouchers, are available for the three centers that are Johns Hopkins partners: Homewood Early Learning Center, Bright Horizons, and the Weinberg Early Childhood Center. The Child Care Scholarships are available to full-time employees of the university, postdoc students, full-time doctoral and medical students, residents, and house staff who meet the eligibility requirements.

Visit the JHU Child Care Vouchers page of the Benefits & Worklife website for more details and to learn about eligibility criteria.

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