benefits at a glance
NEW Grad Employees
If you're an incoming graduate student employee for academic year 2021-22, and did not earn wages in a GEO-eligible position during 2020-21, your earliest start date for dental and vision coverage is September 1, 2021.
You will receive an enrollment email for plan year 2021-22 at your UMass email address by August 15, 2021, the date that online enrollment begins. The deadline for Sept 1 coverage is 9/15/21. 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, 2021. 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!