Whether you are a Tufts employee or a family member, contact Tufts Support Services (TSS) by email or call 617-627-7000 as soon as possible after a family member dies. TSS staff can guide you through the claims process and answer questions about resources available to you and your family.
Find out how a death in the family affects your benefits and, in the case of your death, what the surviving members of your family need to do to file a life insurance claim.
The Employee Assistance Program offers free, confidential counseling for you, your dependents and household members. You can reach the EAP 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-451-1834.
You may be granted up to three days of paid leave following a death in your immediate family. This includes your spouse, qualified domestic partner, children (including stepchildren), daughter/son-in-law, mother/father-in-law, parent (including stepparent), brother or sister (including stepbrother and stepsister), brother/sister-in-law, grandparent, and grandchildren.
If you need additional time off, Tufts provides several options for taking time for bereavement. Contact TSS or your Human Resources Business Partner for more information.