Did you know...

An archive of all the "Did you know..." items featured on the AccessTufts homepage.

Did you know that there is a new limit for the 2018 Health Care Flexible Spending Contribution?

November 6, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution limit will increase from $2,600 in 2017 to $2,650 for 2018.  The current $5,000 Dependent Care FSA limit will remain the same for 2018.
Our 2018 Open Enrollment period which occurs between November 1st and November 15th is your annual opportunity to enroll in this benefit plan. For more information, check out the Health Care FSA details, below.

Did you know that registration is open for Eco-Ambassador Training!

October 25, 2017

Want to incorporate your passion for environmental issues into your current role at Tufts? The Eco-Ambassador Program provides participants with resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change, serve as leaders, and promote sustainable behaviors in the Tufts community. Our condensed program sessions will allow you to become an Eco-Ambassador in just 8 training hours!

Register to become an Eco-Ambassador TODAY!

Did you know that MetLaw Legal Plan offers affordable legal counsel for covered services?

October 16, 2017

MetLaw Legal Plan offers affordable legal counsel for covered services in addition to telephone advice and office consultations on an unlimited number of personal matters? Below is a brief list of employee benefits MetLaw provides:

  • Coverage for spouse and dependents.
  • Trials for covered matters are covered from beginning to end, regardless of length, when using a network attorney.
  • Online access to the Attorney Locator, as well as details on plan coverage, attorney network services and benefit definitions.

For more information please visit the MetLaw Legal website or call 1-800-821-6400. If interested, you can enroll directly on eServe within 31 days of becoming benefits eligible or during Open Enrollment (November 1-November 15) effective January 1, 2018.

Did you know that Long Term Disability Insurance is often referred to as income replacement insurance?

September 11, 2017

If you are unable to work for 6 months or longer due to illness or injury, Long Term Disability can partially replace your lost wages. Tufts University partners with Prudential to offer two levels of Long Term Disability coverage – 40% or 60% of your base salary – to eligible employees. If you are not enrolled, consider applying during Fall Open Enrollment!

See the Long Term Disability page for more details.

You have access to online learning with lynda.com

March 22, 2017

You have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Using your Tufts username and password, you can access thousands of hours of instruction, all free of charge, 24-hours a day! You learn at your own pace and can track your progress too.