Congratulations on adding a new member to your family! When you bring a child into your family, Case Western Reserve University offers support to help you balance your career and family life.
Paid Parental Leave
Within 12 months of the birth or adoption of a child, parents are able to receive paid parental leave in conjunction with the FMLA leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Birth mothers and primary caregivers of adopted children can receive up to six weeks of paid parental leave.
- The co-parent (birth or adoption) can receive up to three weeks of paid parental leave.
- For more information on Paid Parental Leave, view Policy IV-14.
- For more information on FMLA Leave, view Policy IV-8.
As a qualifying life event, birth and adoption allow you to change your benefits without waiting for the open enrollment period. This allows you to add your child to your benefits package through Benelect and keep them under your coverage until the age of 26.
Birth or adoption must be reported within 30 days with the appropriate documentation.
Child Care Programs
Case Western Reserve offers support for your child even after the parental leave period. Find out more about the available programs.