Life Events

Welcome a Child

Whether through birth or adoption, make sure you have the right benefits for your growing family.

First Steps

Baby is here! Now what?

Growing your family is an exciting and chaotic time. Don't fret; just remember to take baby steps as you enjoy your first few weeks together.

Take time to bond.

Full time associates can take two average weeks of Paid Parental Leave following the birth, adoption, or foster placement of your child through the JCP Paid Parental Leave. To request Paid Parental Leave, notify your unit leader and call the JCPenney Absence Management Center.

Update your health and welfare plans.

Add your new bundle of joy to your medical, dental, and vision plans.

Your Growing Family

As your family changes, so do your needs.

Life moves quickly, and making time to think about the ever-changing needs of your growing family can be challenging. JCPenney is here with the resources you need to be a parenting pro.

Take advantage of big savings.

Raising children can be expensive, but don’t worry, we can help you keep dollars in your pocket. You and your spouse will have access to thousands of national and local discounts on baby and kid essentials—and even childcare—through And don’t forget about your JCP Associate Discount, which saves you up to 25% on apparel, bedding, toys, and more.

Plan for the unexpected.

As your family grows, so does your need to protect your family in the event of the unexpected. Review your life insurance and AD&D insurance coverages to determine if you have sufficient protection. Increases to these coverages may be subject to evidence of insurability and carrier approval.

Consider your legal needs.

Welcoming a new child to your family is a good time to review your legal plan. If you are enrolled in the JCP Legal Service Plan, you can speak to licensed attorneys to receive assistance with issues like developing a will and estate planning. If you’re adopting a child, they can even assist with the legal side of the adoption process. Visit or call 1-800-821-6400 for more information.

Considering Adoption?

Need financial assistance with adoption expenses?

The JCP Adoption Assistance plan will provide a tax-free reimbursement, up to $5,000 per covered adoption, for adoption expenses that are reasonable, necessary, and directly related to the adoption of an eligible child. Contact the JCPenney Benefits Center for more information.

Get Help

Have questions?

Get quick and easy access to all your benefit vendors. For general benefit questions, such as eligibility or enrollment, call the JCPenney Benefits Center to speak with a benefits specialist.

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