Dear Colleagues:

As the College continues to monitor the local and national incidence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we recognize that the current situation may be overwhelming to navigate.  As such, we are providing a list of health and well-being resources to help you better prepare in the event you need to access these essential benefits.  For the most up-to-date information about the virus, please visit the CDC and/or WHO websites.



In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, our medical insurance carriers offer important updates and resources to ensure patient access to care.

Aetna 1-800-962-6842

EmblemHealth 1-866-274-0060

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

The College’s EAP  provides a wealth of resources including clinical emotional health, wellness, and work and life benefits for you and your covered dependents. Faculty and staff can access the EAP for short-term confidential counseling at 1-855-789-5915 (24-hours/7 days a week) and register using company code: tceap

HealthAdvocate has made available a recorded webinar on the emotional impact of coronavirus and provides recommendations on how to handle anxiety and fears. This webinar can be accessed at any time. 

Back-Up Care for Children and Adults:

Brights Horizons Back-up Care provides backup child and adult care for your family members when regular arrangements are unavailable, whether you’re planning ahead or something unexpected arises. Full-time benefits-eligible employees may use up to 120 hours per employee per year (September 1 through August 31) of all back-up care services combined.

Bright Horizons 1-877-242-2737

Username: teacherscollege/Password: care4you

**COVID-19 Update: Bright Horizons is requiring that participants NOT USE BACK-UP CARE FOR 14 DAYS following the last potential exposure if any member of your household has (or has been in close contact with anyone else who has).

You can find these and other resources on the TC Preparedness site along with other important information.   

In good health,

Human Resources