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

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. 

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.

Counseling Services

Postdoc fellows and associates enrolled in Yale Health have access to Magellan Healthcare for confidential mental health assistance. Call 1-800-327-9240 any time day or night. Postdoctoral associates additionally have access to Yale’s Personal Wellness Signature Benefits for support on stress, grief, relationships, and other counseling needs. 

Gym Membership

Postdocs and spouses/partners are eligible for Payne Whitney Gym membership for a fee. Visit the Payne Whitney Gym Membership site for more information and current rates. 

Library Access

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

Student Loan Deferment

Some student loans from U.S. lending institutions may be eligible for payment deferral during your postdoctoral training. Deferment decisions are made by the loan agency and not by Yale. If your lending institution offers deferments, please request a deferment form or you can also find here and send it to the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs for approval. Forms can be submitted to Unfortunately we are unable to sign forms that require us to attest that you are an enrolled student at Yale. For more information on Loan Deferments please you visit the Federal Student Aid Site - Student Loan Deferment