Enroll or Modify Benefits

See the Benefits Enrollment quick guide and detailed guide for instructions on how to enroll in Yale benefits. To view or modify benefit selections, see Workday@Yale Guide

Updating Your Information in Workday@Yale

To update personal information, set up direct deposit, or to access/manage benefits, see Workday@Yale Guide

Health Coverage and other Major Benefits

Consult Section 2 of the Postdoctoral Policies for policies on benefits for postdoctoral fellows and associates. Visit Yale Benefits for comprehensive descriptions of postdoc benefits, and contact the Employee Service Center, 203-432-5552, if you have questions.

Gym Membership

Postdocs and spouses/partners are eligible for Payne Whitney Gym membership for a fee. Visit for more info. 

Library Access

Postdocs and spouses/partners have free access to the University library, YSM library, and online journal subscriptions.

Counseling Services

Postdocs with Yale health Insurance have free access to Magellan Counseling Services for confidential assistance with personal problems affecting family life, health or job performance. Call 1-800-327-9240 any time day or night. Postdoctoral Fellows with non-Yale health insurance should contact the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.

Student Loan Deferral

Some student loans from U.S. lending institutions are eligible for payment deferral during postdoctoral training. Bring loan deferment forms to the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs for processing.

Quality of Work-Life

The WorkLife programs provides quality of life services and resources to help postdocs balance the multiple responsibilities associated with work, academic, and personal life.   WorkLife provides resources for Child Care and Parenting.  This includes information on the following:

WorkLife also offers a variety of workshops and programs on work-life topics, which are open to all postdocs.  Click to see the latest courses offered by WorkLife program.

NPA Membership

Yale is an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). All postdocs at Yale have FREE Affiliate membership, if you sign up by following the instructions below:
1. Go to:
2. Click on Join the NPA today link at the bottom
3. Choose Affiliate Membership and enter your information. You must have a valid Yale e-mail address to sign up.