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Smith College offers employees several benefits that may help you manage the responsibilities of elder care.

Your Smith Benefits

Family Leave

Family leave is available to Smith employees in accordance with the federal Family Medical Leave Act. To explore your options, faculty should contact the Provost's Office at 585-3000, and staff should contact Human Resources at 585-2270.

Dependent Reimbursement Accounts

Smith's dependent reimbursement accounts allow you to set aside up to $5,000 of your pre-tax earnings to pay for dependent care. If your elder can be claimed as a dependent on your IRS tax return, this may help you with the costs of care.

Employee Assistance Program

Smith's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers counseling referrals that may help you manage the stress and anxiety that often accompany elder care. If you have questions about Harvard Pilgrim's mental health benefit, please call (888) 333-4742.

Contact Human Resources

If you have any questions about your employee benefits, please go to the Human Resources Web site or call 585-2270.