Serious Illness or Injury
Tufts offers several benefits and resources to provide help if you or a family member has a serious illness or injury.
Time Off and Leaves of Absence
To request or inquire about a medical leave of absence for your own health or that of a family member, notify Human Resources using one of the following methods:
- Complete the online request form
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Tufts Support Services at 617-627-7000
Please note that you are not required to discuss medical details 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.
Tufts’ long-term disability plan can help cover your financial needs if you are unable to work for a period of time.
Long-Term Care Insurance
If you previously enrolled in long-term care insurance through Prudential or CNA, learn more about your options.
If you are injured at work, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In the event of an injury at work, employees should follow the process outlined by the Risk Management and Insurance Department, in addition to requesting a leave of absence.
Alternative Work Schedule
An alternative work arrangement, such as telecommuting, a compressed work week, or another type of schedule may be an option.
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.
Note: This service will be discontinued after Dec. 31, 2019.
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
- get help finding a doctor or specialist in your area