Family support

Dell provides resources to help you be successful at all stages of family life. From adding to your family through birth or adoption and planning for your kids' future to supporting your aging parents, you have access to benefits that can help.

Important: Remember that benefits changes due to life events (such as having a baby or getting married) must be reported to the Dell Benefits Center within 31 days.

Parental leave*

Parental leave is a paid leave that you can take if you’re a legal parent — mother or father — of a child who was either born to you, adopted by you or placed with you in foster care during the last 12 months. This benefit gives you the opportunity to bond with your new child during the first year. To be eligible for parental leave, the birth, adoption or foster care placement must have taken place on or after January 1, 2017. Learn more.

*NTT DATA Services employees are not eligible for parental leave.

Adoption assistance

Up to $6,000* reimbursement per adopted child ($20,000 lifetime maximum). Certain expenses related to adopting a child may include adoption agency or placement fees, legal fees and court costs.

For more information, from the Dell intranet, go to Inside Dell > You and Dell > Global Benefits Home > Employee Benefits Programs > Adoption Assistance Program, or open a case via My HR.

*NTT DATA Services employees are eligible for up to $2,000 in reimbursement.

Autism Support Program

Dell’s Autism Advocacy/Support Program is available to all U.S. benefits-eligible team members and their eligible dependents. This program provides advocacy, resource location, referrals and coaching for those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, those enrolled in the Health Fund, PPO 800, and Aetna Indemnity plans have coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for participants with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. “ABA therapy,” when medically appropriate, can help those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder learn how to communicate better, develop relationships, play, care for themselves, learn in school, succeed at work and participate fully and productively in family and community life.

To learn more about the Autism Advocacy/Support Program and ABA therapy, contact Beacon Health Options at 1-877-888-6440 or visit

Child care discounts

Preferred waiting list placement and discounts with a select group of national participating child care providers. For more information, go to Inside Dell > You and Dell > Global Benefits Home > Employee Benefits Programs > Child Care Discounts.

College Coach

This program consists of live webinars, personalized assistance and the Learning Center to guide you and your family through educational challenges. Parents of newborn through 12th graders can understand academic motivation, the college admissions process, college financing and loan repayment strategies. For more information, go to Inside Dell > You and Dell > Global Benefits Home > Employee Benefits Programs > College Coach.

Dell Merit Scholarship*

Dell awards 46 competitive scholarships annually to dependents of eligible U.S. Dell team members. Winners receive money for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. Scholarships are awarded at different levels:

  • Gold: 2 scholarships at $10,000
  • Sliver: 4 scholarships at $7,000
  • Bronze: 40 scholarships at $5,000

To be eligible, student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 or above
  • Have at least a combined score of 1,380 in the reading/writing and math segments of the SAT or an ACT minimum of 29
  • Have a parent/guardian who is scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week, and be employed for 30 days prior to the application.(Note: The parent/guardian must still be active with Dell at the time the award is granted.)
  • Able to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded
  • Not a previous recipient of this award

Important dates

  • Applications open: January 12, 2017
  • Deadline to apply: April 17, 2017

For more information, go to Inside Dell > You and Dell > Global Benefits Home > Employee Benefits Programs > Dell Merit Scholarship, or open a case via My HR.

*Merit scholarships are not available to NTT DATA Services employees.

Emergency dependent backup care

Subsidized temporary care for your children or adult family members when your normal care falls through. To use this benefit, you must preregister with Bright Horizons or by calling 1-800-242-2737. For more information, go to Inside Dell > You and Dell > Global Benefits Home >Employee Benefits Programs > Emergency Dependent Backup Care.

Lactation Program

Dell pays the full cost of unlimited, 24/7 phone access (unlimited inbound calls) to trained lactation counselors to support and advise new and expectant mothers about breastfeeding; also offers breast pump discounts. Participants are also eligible for two outbound calls from a lactation counselor — one before delivery and one after delivery. For more information, call 1-866-649-2394 or 1-877-888-6440.

In-network lactation counseling support and counseling services are also available through the medical plans for team members enrolled in the Aetna and United Healthcare medical plans. Contact your medical plan provider at the number on the back of your medical ID card for more information.

On-site mother's rooms

Private rooms on Dell campuses for nursing mothers; supplied with a small refrigerator for storing breast milk during the day. For more information, from the Dell intranet, go to Inside Dell > Organization > Facilities > Global Facilities > Building > Mother’s Room.

Well at Dell Maternity Program

Expectant parents receive support and services from the Well at Dell Maternity Program. To get started, call the Well at Dell NurseLine at 1-866-WELL-DELL, indicate your medical plan carrier, and you'll be transferred to the carrier to enroll in the program. Also, check out the Pregnancy Manual to learn more about the program and access educational materials.