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2019 Benefits for Postdoctoral Scholars

Tufts offers the following benefits to postdoctoral scholars who work at least 17.5 hours per week. Check your benefits eligibility.

Open Enrollment Benefits

Go to eServe to enroll in these benefits during the university’s annual Open Enrollment period or after a qualifying life event.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Postdocs with at least a twelve-month appointment are eligible to contribute to the Flexible Spending Accounts. Postdocs must also have a Social Security number and pay FICA taxes.
  • Dental Insurance - Postdoctoral scholars can participate in the voluntary Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan, which includes in and out-of-network coverage for preventive care and other basic and major restorative services.

Other Benefit Options through Human Resources

Can be initiated at any time throughout the year.

Other Health Benefits through the Tufts Student Advisory & Health Administration Office

For More Information

Read more about your benefits in the Postdoc Handbook.

For questions regarding dental benefits, contact Delta Dental at 800-872-0500 or www.deltadentalma.com.

For questions about the Postdoctoral Scholars Health Insurance Plan, contact the Tufts Student Advisory & Health Administration Office at 617-636-2701.

For questions regarding payroll deductions or your other benefits, contact Tufts Support Services at tss@tufts.edu or 617-627-7000.