Yale Benefit Summary

Benefits* Postdoc Associates Postdoc fellows
Health Insurance Yes Yes, full rate
Dental Insurance Yes Yes, at premium rate
Long-Term Disability Yes No
Vision Care Insurance Yes No
Employee Retirement Plan Yes No
Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical/Dental Yes No
Flexible Spending Accounts - Dependent Care Yes No
Yale signature benefits postdoc associates postdoc fellows
Paid Time Off - 12 business days plus 8 University holidays** Yes Yes
Sick Time - 9 sick days Yes Yes
Parental Leave - up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave Yes         Yes***
Adoption Reimbursement Plan Yes No
Back-up Care Advantage Yes Yes
Child Development Support Yes No
College Coach Yes No
Commuter Benefits Yes Yes, deductions are post-tax
Counseling and Support Services Yes Yes, limited counseling services to Yale Health Plan members
Heathy Planet Green Benefits Yes Limited to certain benefits
My Personal Assistant Yes No
Senior Care Management Yes No
 Weight Watchers Yes Yes
YaleAdvantage Offers Yes No
Yale Homebuyers Program Yes No

** University holidays do not include Recess Days.

*** Postdoc Fellows are eligible for up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave unless such leave is explicitly restricted by an external source of funding.

The Postdoctoral Fellow Healthcare Subsidy Form for the currrent calendar year is on the It’s Your Yale Benefits Enrollment page - 2024 link

* Postdoctoral Fellows not receiving a Yale University paycheck and not able to enroll for benefits using Yale’s Workday, are eligible to enroll with Yale Health’s Postdoctoral Fellow Membership Health Coverage Program. Additional information, monthly rates and the process of how to enroll can be found on Yale Health’s Unpaid Postdoc Fellows webpage. 

Important note to international postdocs: Postdocs on H-1B visas may be ineligible to become postdoctoral fellows. Please consult the Office of International Students and Scholars prior to applying for a fellowship.

Visit Yale Benefits for comprehensive descriptions of postdoc benefits, and contact the Employee Service Center, 203-432-5552, if you have questions.

Visit this page for tax information.