The goal of the fringe-benefit program at Brandeis University is to provide employees with a core set of benefits that adequately meets their needs and the needs of their families. The university currently offers health and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible-reimbursement accounts and a basic and voluntary retirement plan as core benefits to eligible employees. In addition to these core benefits, the university provides other benefits, services and activities to help enhance employees' quality of life.

Since the university’s founding in 1948, the benefits program has been developed and changed to respond to the needs of its staff. Fringe benefits are reviewed annually.
Changes in benefits are based on need and available resources as well as any governmental regulations that might impact such benefits. The university reserves the right to make changes to its benefits program at its discretion and when circumstances warrant.

The contents of the benefits Web site are informational only. Neither the plan nor this summary creates an employment contract nor any right to continued employment at Brandeis University. Information described on this Web site are not meant to change the benefit plans or any legal instrument related to the creation, operation, funding or benefit payment obligations of the benefit plans.

If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Web site and the plan documents constituting each benefit plan, or if any provision of a benefit plan is not discussed, the plan documents constituting the benefit plan will govern. Brandeis University reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend, terminate or change any and all such plans, benefits, policies and procedures at any time it deems necessary, with or without notice.