After securing $35M in Series B funding, cyber security startup Censys strengthens its family benefits program with paid leave for birth parents and partners, company-sponsored virtual postpartum care with Major Care and one full year of diaper reimbursement.
Founded by a postpartum doula, Major Care launched pre-pandemic DTC to offer families virtual postpartum doula care and inclusive asynchronous fourth trimester education through its My Fourth portal. It now offers a dedicated EAP program for employers.
Ann Arbor, Mich., June 14, 2022 —
Leading cyber security company Censys has announced a partnership with maternal health startup Major Care to offer its employees a progressive suite of EAP (Employee Assistance Program) benefits focused on new families — including fathers, partners, and other support people. The company will now offer paid leave, spanning 12 weeks for the person who has given birth and 6 weeks for the support person; one full year of diaper reimbursement; and paid, unlimited access to Major Care’s My Fourth platform, which combines HIPAA-compliant virtual doula and lactation care with asynchronous education for the fourth trimester.
“When we evaluate benefits for our employees and their families, we aim to think holistically and inclusively. Major Care is a benefit that supports every type of family as they grow and we couldn’t be happier to provide this benefit to our people,” says Jasmine Burns, Vice President of People. “This particular benefit is typically considered above-and-beyond support from an employer that should in fact be standard, so we’re proud to standardize it as part of our overall benefit package.”
EAP benefits can help support families in meaningful ways while minimizing absenteeism, increasing retention and reducing healthcare costs overall. Virtual-based benefits further support these goals in remote- and hybrid work environments.
“We’re thrilled to partner with visionary companies like Censys to provide meaningful benefits and support families when they’re at their most vulnerable,” says Mandy Major, PCD(DONA), founder and CEO of Major Care. “Doulas are uniquely trained to care for postpartum families by offering evidence-based guidance, emotional support and personalized recommendations. At Major Care, we take that to heart. We specialize in relationship-based, continuous care. Our team of dedicated doulas know you, cheer you on, check in every 24-48 hours via text, and are there to troubleshoot before a physical, emotional or lactation concern becomes a critical care issue.”
It’s not just birth persons who need and benefit from this care.
“Fathers, partners and co-parents absolutely have their own needs in the fourth trimester and beyond,” Major adds. “And they’re under-served. We want to normalize doula care for dads and partners, too. This encompasses so much, from learning about postpartum best practices to effective ways to support their partner to caring for their own emotional health and wellbeing. It’s estimated 10% of fathers will develop postpartum depression. They deserve support, resources and PPD screening as much as birth parents do.”
“We’re already receiving great feedback from several employees using this benefit who are beyond grateful for the additional support. It is wonderful to see a benefit like this be utilized by all different types of parents who make up Censys,” says Marcy Stanley, People Operations Coordinator.
About Censys: Censys is a cybersecurity startup headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with employees all over the world. Backed by Google Ventures, Greylock and Decibel Partners, hundreds of customers trust Censys to provide a comprehensive view of their attack surface before a hacker does. For more information, reach out to Rachel Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Major Care: Major Care blends the power of guided learning with HIPAA-compliant virtual doula and lactation care to effect better, safer and more supported postpartum outcomes for parents. Major Care serves families nation-wide, specializing in continuous, whole-person care. More information can be found here.