Questions?

If you have questions about your benefits eligibility, please contact:

Benefits Department
Office of Human Resources
(781) 736-4468

Eligibility

Expand All / Collapse All

Full Time

Regular full-time staff may participate in the benefits program unless otherwise stated. Full-time staff are defined as:

  • Non-union staff members scheduled to work 35 hours per week for 52 weeks a year.
  • Union staff members who work in the library and are scheduled to work 35 hours per week for 52 weeks a year.
  • All other union employees who are scheduled to work 40 hours per week for 52 weeks a year.
Part Time

Regular part-time staff who work the following schedules may participate in the benefits program unless otherwise stated:

  • Non-union staff scheduled to work 17.5 hours or more per week for at least 39 weeks a year.
  • Union staff members who work in the library and are scheduled to work 17.5 hours or more per week for at least 39 weeks a year.
  • All other union employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week for at least 39 weeks a year.
Back to top
Faculty

Faculty members who have appointments of at least half-time status for one semester or more may participate in the benefits program unless otherwise stated.

Back to top

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Scholars with appointments of at least half-time status for a period of three months or more and who receive salary through the university payroll may participate in the medical, dental, vision insurance plans and voluntary 403(b) retirement plan. The university will contribute toward the cost of monthly medical and dental premiums. Postdoctoral Scholars, i.e., Fellows; that receive a stipend are not eligible to voluntarily contribute to a 403(b). 

Not eligible for benefits:

  • Appointments of at least half-time status for a period of three months or more but are not paid directly by the university payroll.
  • Appointments at Brandeis University for a period of less than three months

Ineligible Postdocs may enroll in health benefits through the Massachusetts Health Connector.