In a groundbreaking move aimed at revolutionizing support for working caregivers, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) and Wellthy have joined forces. This transformative collaboration integrates caregiver support services into Guardian’s employer-provided disability insurance benefits, a pioneering initiative in the insurance industry.

Amidst a surge in caregiving responsibilities, Guardian’s research unveiled a three-fold increase in time spent on caregiving-related tasks, significantly impacting caregivers’ well-being and workplace productivity. Recognizing the urgent need to alleviate these challenges, the partnership offers Guardian members access to a suite of tailored support services, including a caregiving concierge, digital planning tools, and an online peer-to-peer community via the Wellthy platform.

This strategic alliance not only marks a milestone for Guardian as the first carrier to embed caregiving support within disability insurance but also underscores Wellthy’s commitment to empowering caregivers with confidence and guidance. With over 130,000 care-related projects under their belt, Wellthy’s team of experts has facilitated tangible benefits for caregivers, including enhanced engagement at work and reduced stress levels.

Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO and Co-Founder of Wellthy, lauds the partnership as a significant step towards providing comprehensive support to caregivers, enabling them to navigate their dual roles with greater ease and efficiency. Guardian’s dedication to fostering employee well-being extends beyond its membership, with complimentary access to Wellthy’s services for all U.S. part-time and full-time colleagues.

As businesses strive to be employers of choice and accommodate the evolving needs of their workforce, Guardian’s initiatives, including Employee Resource Groups and childcare benefits, reinforce its commitment to supporting working caregivers. With 35% of Guardian colleagues already benefiting from Wellthy’s services, this holistic approach exemplifies a paradigm shift in corporate support for caregivers, promoting resilience and well-being in both personal and professional spheres.