CARE.COM ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE
Waltham, MA-June 4, 2009-Today Care.com (http://www.care.com/), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, announced a new partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Care.com will provide caregiving resources to Harvard Pilgrim's more than one million members as part of the organization's Your Member Savings program and Health & Wellness initiatives.
Through its Your Member Savings program, Harvard Pilgrim offers special savings on many health-related products and services to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness. As part of this program, Care.com will offer Harvard Pilgrim members and eligible family members discounted access to Care.com's high-quality, local caregivers in the areas of child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more.
As part of the partnership, Care.com will also provide caregiving articles and resources for Harvard Pilgrim's Health & Wellness education pages, offering care advice for the organization's members over a variety of life stages.
"This is a great partnership opportunity," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "Our organizations are both in the business of making sure families have access to quality care, so this is a perfect match. We're excited to join with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and become a valuable resource for their members, as we help them find caregivers for their children, families and home."
"We are very proud to be adding Care.com as a resource for our Harvard Pilgrim community," said Judith Frampton, Vice President of Medical Management for Harvard Pilgrim, "Everywhere I go I find people looking for caregiving options and advice for their growing and ever-changing family needs. Care.com offers solutions our members can trust."
Care.com helps families connect with local babysitters, nannies, special needs care, senior home care, pet sitters, tutors and housekeepers through a national network of trusted caregivers. Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find high-quality care providers in their area.
As an added benefit to care-seeking families, caregiver profiles include references and background checks, and a team of experienced moms reviews all profiles before listing them online. These measures provide families with extra layers of confidence and security when they make important decisions regarding their family care needs.
For more information on Care.com, visit http://www.care.com/. For more information on Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, visit http://www.harvardpilgrim.org/.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees. For more information, visit http://www.care.com/.
About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of benefit options and funding arrangements to more than one million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Harvard Pilgrim is accepted by doctors and hospitals across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and beyond.
For the fourth consecutive year, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is the #1 commercial health plan in America according to a joint ranking of the nation's best health plans by U.S.News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).