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SelectPlus is a web-based resource to help you find and select pre-screened care for children, adults—even pets. You select the caregiver that's right for you.
Whether you need everyday care or back-up care, SelectPlus provides a comprehensive childcare and eldercare solution to complement UC's work/life benefits and employee assistance program resources.
UC offers this work/life balance resource to help current UC faculty and staff members find caregivers - especially on short notice - so that they can get to the office or classroom with minimal disruption.
UC pays the fee that gives you access to the SelectPlus website with its networks of pre-screened providers. You make all the arrangements including hiring and payment to the provider you choose.
Access to the SelectPlus website provides comprehensive childcare and elder care solutions to complement existing center-based benefits that may be offered on some campuses.
SelectPlus offers two programs:
To be eligible for this program, you must be a current benefits-eligible UC employee.
This benefit is subject to collective bargaining. Here is a list of participating bargaining units:
Retirees and residents/house staff are not eligible for UC's benefit at this time, but may access the SelectPlus resources with paid membership at www.selectplus.com.
Eligibility begins on the first day you become eligible for UC-sponsored health benefits. However, newly eligible employees cannot register online until about 4 weeks after they become eligible. If you need to find a caregiver immediately, contact SelectPlus customer service.
How the SelectPlus Programs Work
Register online at the UC-specific SelectPlus site. There will be two program links within this site: Sittercity and Years Ahead.
You must register for the Sittercity and Years Ahead programs separately. If you have already registered for UC’s Sittercity program, you don’t need to register for it again, but you will need to sign up for Years Ahead if you want to use that program.
UC pays the fee that gives you access to SelectPlus. You pay all costs of care directly to the caregiver. If you have a personal Sittercity account for 2012, contact Sittercity customer service before you register on the UC Sittercity site to let them know that you have a personal account and you are a UC employee. Sittercity will refund any 2012 membership fee you have paid.
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