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 leslie@uawumasstrustfund.org 

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

We're hosting our 16th annual Virtual Benefits Fair August 15th-30th, offering virtual info sessions and live stream events on Zoom and social media. Join us to learn more about the dental & vision plans, expanded wellness and child care benefits, prepaid Daily Burn memberships and more! Go to the schedule on our Events Page