I'm Dealing with a Serious Illness or Injury

Tufts offers several benefits and resources to provide help if you or a family member has a serious illness.

Tufts Policies and Benefits

Time Off and Leaves of Absence

Learn about your options for taking time off or a leave of absence to care for yourself or another family member. If you are a staff member and have questions about leaves of absence, complete the online request form, email leaves@tufts.edu, or contact Tufts Support Services at 617-627-7000 (for staff). Please note that you are not required to discuss the details of medical or military leave with your supervisor; however you will need to make arrangements for work coverage, time keeping, and scheduling your return from approved leave with your department.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Office of Risk Management provides information about this process.

Long-Term Disability

Tufts’ long-term disability plan can help cover your financial needs if you are unable to work for a period of time.

Alternative Work Schedule

An alternative work arrangement, such as telecommuting, a compressed work week, or another type of schedule may be an option.

Long-Term Care Insurance

If you previously enrolled in long-term care insurance through Prudential or CNA, learn more about your options.

Additional Resources 

Care.com Child and Elder Care

During an illness, you may need additional care for yourself or a loved one. Tufts provides a Care.com benefit to help you find a care provider for any member of your family, including you.

Employee Assistance Program

If you or a family member needs extra help, the Employee Assistance Program provides confidential counseling services, legal services, financial services, dependent care resources and more.

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Best Doctors

Best Doctors can help with any questions or concerns about your medical care. Through Best Doctors, you can have a specialist conduct an in-depth review of your diagnosis or treatment plan, get expert advice about medical care, or get help finding a doctor or specialist in your area.

For More Information

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