The Trust Fund doesn't administer the postdoc health plan; we only manage the dental, vision, life insurance and childcare reimbursements. However, we receive many questions regarding health insurance. Information about the postdoc health plan offered through UMass is available here:
Relevant Plan Information
Contact your health insurance provider at 1-800-588-5507.
* All of the above links are from the UMass Human Resources site and we are not responsible for their content.
Important to Note
The Postdoctoral Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan includes a Fitness Benefit toward membership at a health club or for fitness classes. This fitness benefit applies for fees paid to: privately-owned or privately-sponsored health clubs or fitness facilities, including individual health clubs and fitness centers; YMCAs; YWCAs; Jewish Community Centers; and municipal fitness centers (see your subscriber certificate for details.)
The reimbursement is for membership fees for up to 3 consecutive months of one annual family or individual membership at a health club or 10 fitness classes, per individual or family per calendar year.
Complete and mail this form to: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Local Claims Department PO Box 986030 Boston, MA 02298
Weight Loss Benefit
The Postdoctoral Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan includes a reimbursement for up to three months of participation
in a qualified weight-loss program.
Discounts on Massage Therapy & Acupuncture
The Postdoctoral Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan includes a
discount for certain massage & acupuncture providers. Click here to find out more.