benefits at a glance
NEW Grad Employees
If you're an incoming graduate student employee for academic year 20222-23, and did not earn wages in a GEO-eligible position during 2021-22, your earliest start date for dental and vision coverage is September 1, 2022.
You'll receive an enrollment email for plan year 2022-21 at your UMass email address by August 15, 2022, the date that online enrollment begins. The deadline for Sept 1 coverage is 9/15/22 (coverage will be retroactive as long as you apply by 9/15). View the eligibility guidelines to ensure you will be eligible.
RETURNING Grad Employees
Welcome back! Remember, grad employees need to re-enroll for benefits each year. The deadline is September 15, 2022. We've made the application even more streamlined this year for returning employees--if nothing has changed for you, you can skip through the application to the signature step in approx. 30 seconds!