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Back-up Dependent Care Program web site

Please note:  The Backup Care program provides employees with certain types of dependent care charging a co-pay that is less than the market rate for these services. The difference between the market rate and the employee co-pay is considered a taxable benefit and treated by the IRS as additional income to the employee.  Visit our website to learn more about the services and rates.


"I've been thrilled with the Lab's Back-Up Care program. My kids (ages 5 and 2) actually like it when they get to have a "playdate" at home because the caregivers are so fun.  And I like that the caregivers are punctual and professional. I've also been impressed with the daycare center at Bayer that is another option for back-up care for younger kids.  I'm so grateful that I don't have to spend hours and hours lining up caregivers for the days that my daycare is closed but the Lab is open.  It saves me time and stress!"

- Jill Fuss, Life Sciences

"Using the Lab's Back-up Care program has been a very useful benefit for my family.  When my boys' daycare decided to close during the summer months we had to call upon the Back-up Care program to help out.   For the last 2 years the Back-up Care program has been a life savor in providing service that we can rely on and were my boys (9 & 11) have enjoyed!!!"

- Tina Clarke, Human Resources

* If you have a testimonial about your experience with the Back-up Care Program, please email [email protected].