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Sittercity Corporate Program Becomes SelectPlus™, Adds Cutting-Edge Seniorcare Services

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sittercity's Corporate Program, the leader in employer-sponsored web-based primary and back-up care, announces its new name, SelectPlus.  SelectPlus is powered by, the leading caregiver matching website that connects a care provider to a family every 30 seconds.  Under the new brand name, the service also provides access to Years Ahead, a cutting-edge senior care resource that helps families find the right care for their aging loved ones.  SelectPlus empowers employees to find the right caregiver for their family's unique needs, even in last minute situations.

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"We are excited to announce our new brand name, SelectPlus, representing our employee benefit that offers tools and resources to solve care needs - child care and senior care, as well as pet care, home care, and tutoring," said Melissa Anderson, senior vice president, SelectPlus. "We empower organizations to reduce absenteeism by offering solutions for employees facing work/life balance challenges."

SelectPlus helps people find that just-right care provider for their family, even in those not-planned-for times.  

"By removing these challenges, employers demonstrate their commitment to supporting their employees while substantially improving their bottom line," said Anderson.

The leader in employer-sponsored web-based primary and back-up care, SelectPlus is proud to serve more than 500 leading organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense, MasterCard, McGladrey, Sanofi US, VCU Health System, and Baird.  As one of the fastest growing care benefits in the United States, SelectPlus is pleased to welcome a number of new clients this year including leading higher-education institutions University of California and Colorado University, as well as global online leader AOL and distinguished architecture firm RTKL.

"We adopted SelectPlus because this innovative benefit helps our employees quickly and easily find the care support they need," said Maria A. Curran, Chief Human Resources Officer at VCUHS.  "SelectPlus is the leader in their category and we are thrilled to call them our partner."

About SelectPlus
SelectPlus is an employer-sponsored dependent care benefit that employers adopt to solve employee child and senior care needs, for both planned as well as last minute situations.  SelectPlus is unique in providing employers with real-time metrics that calculate impact and measure value to the organization.  The web-based program is offered at a fraction of the cost of traditional care resources.  Learn more about us at

About Sittercity®
Sittercity, founded in 2001, is America's largest and most trusted online solution for connecting families with high-quality, local caregivers, including babysitters, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters, and housekeepers. With over 2 million members nationwide, Sittercity connects families with pre-screened caregivers by providing detailed profiles with photos, parent reviews, background checks, up-to-date availability, references and caregiving experience. In fact, every 30 seconds Sittercity connects a family with the local caregiver that meets its unique needs.   As the Department of Defense's solution of choice, military families in all four branches (Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force) have access to Sittercity funded through an exclusive Department of Defense contract.  Many other leading employers provide SelectPlus ,powered by Sittercity, as an employee benefit including UnitedHealth Group, MasterCard, Northwestern University, Avon and Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

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