Open Enrollment 2021-22

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Postdoc Open Enrollment: Aug 15 to Sept 15, 2021
During open enrollment, you can apply for the first time or make changes to your Trust Fund benefits effective September 1, 2021. *This is separate from your health plan's open enrollment. 

  • Existing employees who don't need to make changes to their current coverage need not take any action during open enrollment.

  • Existing employees who just need to update your address log in to the enrollment portal, go to your dashboard and scroll down to the address update button.

  • 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 

What's new for 2021-22?

Reduced Family Dental Plan Premiums

  • We're reducing single+1 premiums to $10/month and family premiums to $20/month effective 9/1/21!

Childcare Reimbursement Fund

  • Annual fund increased by approx. 20% to $61,000 to better meet the needs of Postdoc families.

MetLife Life Insurance 

MetLife Legal Plan

  • All eligible Postdocs who submit a benefits application will be automatically opted into the MetLife legal plan at no cost. If you do not want this free benefit, please log on to the benefits portal between 8/15-9/15 and opt out on your application preferences page.

Optional Wellness Memberships

  • We have a limited number of Central Rock Gym 4-month memberships and Healing ZONE massage packages available on a first-come, first served basis. Available as part of a pilot program. More info here