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Three Ways Fannie Mae Supports Caregivers and Families

May 12, 2023
Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae

At Fannie Mae, we value our employees’ wellbeing in and outside of work and are committed to continually evaluating our benefits to align with the diversity of our employees’ needs. Check out some of the ways our great benefits for caregivers and families:

Child Caregiver Benefits

We offer multiple benefits to support employees caring for children. We provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave regardless of how the family is formed (birth, adoption, surrogacy, placement of a foster child.), which can be used within 12 months of the birth or placement of the child. This is in addition to the 100% employer-paid leave for birth and recovery. Further, we have a lactation program that provides nursing mothers with resources and support, including access to a lactation consultant.

When it’s time to find childcare, both our Resources for Living and Hospitality teams can conduct research free of charge to find options for childcare providers and summer programs for the employee’s consideration. And if there is an unexpected childcare disruption, our Dependent Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance for back-up childcare for babies and kids up to age 13.

Family Caregiver Benefits

A family member’s illness can be stressful, which is why we offer 10 days of paid family sick leave each year, which can be used for routine illness, and paid caregiver leave of up to 12 weeks to take care of a seriously ill family member.

To support care for elders, Fannie Mae employees and their relatives have access to a dedicated Eldercare Consultant who provides free consultation services and resources to navigate the care for an aging family member and/or planning for themselves.

Self-Care Benefits

Of course, caregivers need self-care, and Fannie Mae’s benefits promote that as well. To help employees pursue a well-rounded, fulfilling life, we go beyond sick leave and flexible work options. We have many wellness activities, including an annual walk, bike, and move program, and access to mental health support like free, confidential counseling sessions available face to face, over video, or as chat therapy.

Resources for employees to care for themselves and their own wellbeing include an employee assistance program that can provide personalized support for day-to-day needs, such as completing research about household services and home repairs, and access to mindfulness resources. We also offer a Lifestyle Spending Account that reimburses a wide range of personal wellbeing services, such as travel, exercise equipment, massage services, and meal subscriptions.

Thriving at work while balancing personal lives can be challenging, but having support and the right resources can make all the difference. Fannie Mae’s focus on providing benefits that allow employees — and their families — to live with greater peace of mind is part of our supportive culture where employees are encouraged to bring their full selves to work and live a balanced life.

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