Caregiver support benefits added to Benefitfocus

Benefitfocus , a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, announced it has added Cariloop to its range of products and services on its BenefitsPlace product catalog.

Cariloop is a caregiver support platform offered as a voluntary benefit by employers to help guide their employees caring for loved ones young and old.

A 2015 report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute stated that more than 43 million individuals provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the previous 12 months, with more than 34 million providing care to an adult age 50 or over. On average, caregivers devote more than 24 hours a week to providing this care, making it increasingly difficult to remain focused and productive on their work.

“More working Americans face the challenge and stress of caring for a family member, while trying to balance their personal and professional commitments. With our BenefitsPlace partner, Cariloop, employers can now offer a valuable new benefit to their workforce that will help and support those employees caring for their loved ones.” – Ray August, President & CEO of Benefitfocus.

Cariloop pairs employees and their families with a dedicated care coach who supports them through the many decisions they make over the length of their caregiving journey. As part of the member experience, each employee and their family is able to collaborate with their care coach using Cariloop’s cloud-based application to promote secure communication among family members and safe storage and accessibility of important medical, financial and legal files.

Cariloop’s care coaches can walk employees through a wide variety of complex challenges or questions they face when taking care of a loved one, including finding and researching doctors, lawyers, and care providers, understanding how to pay for a loved one’s care, or filling out important legal documents.