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As a child care provider, the burden has been on you to collect from the families you serve…but not anymore! With TriShare, you receive 100% of a qualified employee’s child care directly from United Way of Northwest Michigan. No more collecting. No more wondering when you’ll receive payment. TriShare handles it all.
Child Care benefits of participating in the TriShare Program:
Payment for 100% of a qualified employee’s child care is made directly to you through United Way of Northwest Michigan.
Payments are made to providers usually within one week of invoices being received.
Click here to access the billing portal.
Your business is stabilized through consistent and timely payments.
Program Information for Child Care Providers
Child care providers can be both an employer and a provider of care! See the employer section for more details or Contact us if you would like to offer this program to your employees.
Employees of participating employers can choose any licensed child care provider(s) that meets their unique needs. Employees may opt to use their existing child care provider (if licensed). Employees are able to have children placed with multiple providers.
Child care providers will not increase rates for families because they are participating in the MI TriShare program. This does not include when child care rates for all families increase (based on annual tuition increase, cost of living, etc.).
The following licensed child care options are eligible for the TriShare Program:
- Traditional Care (Full/Part Time)
- Before and After School Care
- Sumer Care
- Summer Camps
All are accepted as child care in the TriShare program.
CHILD CARE PROVIDER RESPONSIBILITIES
What are my responsibilities?
Our PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS
These Employers Offer The TriShare Program
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Only state licensed care is covered. This can be for full-time or part-time care, preschool, before and after school care, summer care, summer camps, or a combination of these choices.
Only families who work for a participating employer are eligible.
It is very easy to participate! Child Care providers will need to read and sign the provider agreement (both pages), fill out the provider information sheet and W-9, then return all documents to the TriShare staff.
You will log in to the billing system, enter the hours and cost of care for each child participating in the TriShare program and; finally, upload an invoice if you have one.
If your invoice is received by Friday one week you will be paid the following week. You will receive 100% payment for your invoice total as long as it matches the care rate form on file, even if we have not received the employee, employer, or state payments.
- Parent’s Name/United Way of NW MI
- Child’s name
- Dates of Care (start and end date)
- Total Cost of Care for the Dates of Care
*Each child, dates of care, and the cost of care must be listed on a separate line.
The employee or child care provider will need to fill out a Care Change Form. Both parties must sign the form indicating they are aware and approve of the change. The form will then be forwarded to the TriShare staff to process.
Changes may take up to a maximum of 30 days to initiate. Parents are responsible for paying for any increase while this is in process.
Child Care costs are only covered by TriShare while the employee is employed. If a separation occurs, as of the termination date, 100% of child care costs are the employee’s responsibility.
Child Care providers may also be asked to participate in data collection processes implemented by the evaluation team. These may include, but are not limited to, focus groups, surveys, interviews, etc.