Postdoc Benefits 2019-20

Postdoc Eligibility

Umass Amherst Postdocs are eligible for Trust Fund benefits if they are employed at least 50% time  in a unit position.

MetLife Dental Plan

  • No deductible when you see an in-network dentist

  • Preventative care covered at 100% within plan limits

  • Low family plan premiums


EyeMed Vision Plan

  • $150 Contact Lens allowance and Frame Allowance

  • $10 Eye Exams

  • Most Premium Anti-Reflective Coatings now have fixed, affordable copays

Childcare Reimbursement Fund

  • Annual fund is $42,000 to better meet the needs of Postdoc families

Employee Paid Benefits

  • Optional life insurance at group rates

  • Optional prepaid Hyatt legal plan, $18/mo

Open Enrollment for Trust Fund benefits is June 15-June 24, 2019. If you're currently enrolled, you do not need to do anything to continue your benefits for 2019-20. Benefits will continue automatically. 

Applying for the first time? Access the online application at  


Already enrolled and want to make changes? If you want to add/remove family coverage, end your coverage, or if you would like to add life insurance or MetLaw to your benefits, simply email the Director of Benefit Programs at leslie (at) uawumasstrustfund (dot org) 


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