Did you know...

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

Did you know that determining if you have enough Life insurance coverage is fast and easy with Prudential's Life Needs Calculator?

September 26, 2018

Tufts University contracts with Prudential Insurance Company of America to provide Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) to benefits-eligible employees.

You know you need protection, but how much Life insurance is enough?

Explore the Life Insurance Needs Estimator. Find out how much Life Insurance you need to help ensure the financial wellness of those who matter most to you.

See the flyer for more information.


Did you know that Tufts offers discounted commuter benefits?

August 17, 2018

Did you know that as a Tufts University employee you may be eligible to receive a transit subsidy if you use public transportation to get to work?

If you are a benefits-eligible employee, work on any Tufts campus, and enroll in the commuter benefit, you are eligible to receive a transit subsidy as an incentive to use public transportation.

The Medford and Grafton Transit subsidy is 35%, up to a maximum of $40 per employee per month.

The Boston and Fenway Transit subsidy is 35%, up to a maximum of $50 per employee per month.

You must enroll on the EBPA website by the 4th of the month for commuter benefits for the following month. For example, you must enroll by September 4th for benefits to begin October 1st.

See Commuter Benefits 2018 for complete details.

Did you know Tufts parking permits for FY2019 are on sale NOW?

August 9, 2018

2018 - 2019 parking permits are now available for sale for the Medford/Somerville, Grafton and SMFA campuses.


  • Must purchase a permit online in the Tufts Parking Portal
  • Select “Campus Address” as your delivery method
  • Payment Methods: Payroll deduction or credit/debit card
  • Pending citations must be paid prior to purchasing a parking decal


  • Must purchase a permit online in the Tufts Parking Portal
  • Payment Methods: credit/debit card
  • Pick up decal at 419 Boston Ave Medford MA 02155 (Dowling Hall, 1st Floor) (M-F 9am-5pm)
  • Pending citations must be paid prior to purchasing a parking decal

RATES (Medford/Somerville)


Did you know Bright Horizons provides priority access to childcare to Tufts employees?

July 24, 2018

Bright Horizons provides priority access to Tufts faculty, staff and students for infant and toddler care and for preschool and kindergarten at select centers in Somerville and Cambridge. The centers currently have openings, and Bright Horizons at Teele Square in the Tufts Administration Building (169 Holland Street, Somerville) is holding an Open House the week of July 30. Call 877-624-4532 for enrollment information and mention that you are a Tufts family for priority access.


  • Bright Horizons at Davis Square | 99A Dover St., Somerville, MA 02144 | 617-625-1300
  • Bright Horizons at Mass. Ave. | 2465 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617-349-3635
  • Bright Horizons at University Park | 129 Franklin St., Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617-621-9553
  • Bright Horizons at One Kendall | One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617-577-9532
  • Bright Horizons at Teele Square | 165 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144 | 617-977-5000

Learn more about finding childcare.

Did you know Tufts Wellness Center Offers FREE Allergy Services?

May 3, 2018

Allergy season is approaching and for many already upon us!

The Tufts University Wellness Center is here to help reduce your symptoms whether minor or more severe. Services are available at no cost to Tufts university employees, spouses, and domestic partners. Call 617-627-0467 to make an appointment!

Did you know Tufts offers free consultations for retirement planning?

April 18, 2018

Once a month, Tufts offers our employees free on-campus consultations with Fidelity and TIAA representatives to help prepare for retirement.

In preparing for retirement, time is an important asset – make the most of it. Get the assistance you need today by taking this opportunity for one-on-one guidance to help answer questions such as:
    •    How much should I contribute to meet my goals?
    •    What investments are right for me?
    •    How do I oversee my entire retirement portfolio when I have several accounts?
    •    What resources are available to reach my retirement goals?

Our representatives, Dan Shea or Janice Miksch of Fidelity Investments, and Chris Sullivan of TIAA will be at Tufts University on the dates listed below.
All you need to do is have the following items available for your consultation session:
    •    your most recent pay stub
    •    quarterly statement
    •    the statements of any other investments you would like to discuss

Learn more about Tufts retirement planning and/or book a consultation.

Did you know Tufts offers discounts on auto and home insurance through Metlife?

March 25, 2018

All Tufts benefits-eligible employees are entitled to a free consultation with our dedicated Metlife Auto and Home Group Insurance representative, Tammy Weaver. Take this opportunity to receive a free no obligation quote and If interested, enroll for auto and home insurance with the convenience of payroll deductions.

Watch for monthly email from Tammy with dates/times that she will be available for personal appointments at each of the four campuses. Find the date, location and time that works best for you and reply to that email to schedule an appointment with her.

See the Metlife Auto & Home Group Insurance 2018 page for more details.