Caring for Others

Free premium access to makes it easy to find caregivers for your home, pets, and family. Search a database of caregivers for a variety of family care needs including care for an older adult, child, or pet, as well as house cleaning and tutoring services.

You can manage every step of the care hiring process through

  • Post jobs detailing what your family needs
  • Set up interviews and access background check options
  • Hire and pay through the scheduling system

Note: All regular full-time US employees who are eligible to receive Proofpoint benefits have access to the benefit. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Backup Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Your Benefit Features
  • Membership
  • Adult, Child, and Pet Backup Care
Available Support
  • Nannies and babysitters
  • Older adult caregivers
  • Housekeepers
  • Personal assistance
  • Pet sitters and groomers
  • Special needs caregivers
  • Errand runners
  • Tutors


To get started with, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Register
    • If you do not have a account, select ‘Register.’
    • If you have an existing account, select ‘Log in.’ will merge your accounts in 10 business days.
  3. Enter your Proofpoint email address, name, address, and date of birth. will ask for your date of birth at registration to verify your identity for the safety of their caregivers.
  4. You will be prompted to create an account and enter a password of your choice.
  5. Follow the prompts to search for caregiver services.

When to Use Backup Care

When to Use Backup Care for Children
  • School or daycare is closed
  • Your babysitter or nanny is sick or on vacation
  • You are working from home and need someone to watch the children
  • You have to work late, work on a weekend, or have business travel and need someone to care for your children
When to Use Backup Care for Adults
  • Care for an older family member when regular care isn’t available
  • You need companion care for an older family member
  • You need companion care for your adult child
  • Your older family member needs a ride to doctors’ appointments
  • You need specialized support for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • You have to work late, work on a weekend, or have business travel and need someone to care for your adult family member
When to Use Backup Care for Pets
  • You are working from home and need care for your sick pets
  • Your regular pet caregiver is sick or on vacation and you need support (i.e., walking, boarding, day care or drop-in care)
  • You have to work late, work on a weekend, or have business travel and need someone to care for your pet
When to Use Backup Care for Yourself
  • You or your spouse / partner / cohabitant is recovering from surgery, and you need extra support

Get Started with Backup Care

  1. Check your calendar for spring and summer breaks, care gaps, holidays, and caregiver vacations.
  2. Go to
  3. Follow the prompts to complete your request for in-home or in-center Backup Care.
  4. The team will work quickly to identify a caregiver or center that meets your specific needs. Once found, a dedicated Care Specialist will contact you directly to answer any questions you might have and confirm the booking.
  5. On the day of care, bring your loved ones to your chosen center or your in-home caregiver will come to you.
  6. You will be charged your copay after care has been provided and will receive a survey to help understand your experience.

In-Home Child Backup Care

Request a trusted Backup Care provider to come to your home to care for newborn to teenage children for work-related care needs – up to 90 days in advance. After you request care, a Care Specialist will identify a caregiver that best fits your needs.

In-Center Child Backup Care

Choose from the trusted network of centers near your home or workplace when requesting in-center Backup Care. In-center Backup Care can be booked up to 30 days in advance.

In-Home Adult Backup Care

This service does not include in-center Backup Care.

Personal Network Backup Care* 

Schedule care on your own with your preferred center or caregiver. You can submit a claim to get reimbursed. Your Backup Care must be work-related and cannot include your family’s regular care expenses.

Pet Backup Care*

With pet backup care reimbursement, you can use your own pet sitter (outside of our network) and get reimbursed up to a set daily limit after care has occurred.

Pet Backup Care Exchange: You can use your Backup Care days to find, book, and pay for a variety of pet care services, including dog walking, pet sitting, doggy day care, and boarding/overnight care. This service is provide through’s partnerships with leading pet care providers. With this option, you receive a $150 credit that can be used to book

*Reimbursement for Personal Network Backup Care and Pet Backup Care must be requested within 30 days of receiving care by submitting your receipt.


Log into your account and click “Help Center” at the bottom of the page. From there you can read Frequently Asked Questions, submit a case for email response, or live chat with customer support.

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