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Benefits Overview

Download the Benefits Overview received during orientation:


Vanderbilt is pleased to offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package. Read this overview carefully and select the benefits that fit you and your family.

Health Care Plan

There are three health insurance options for full-time faculty and staff:

Dental Insurance There are two dental options: dental HMO and dental PPO.
Vision Plan Vanderbilt offers an optional eye care plan through Superior Vision.
Flexible Spending Accounts

Vanderbilt offers a health care FSA and a dependent day care FSA.

Short-Term Disability Vanderbilt offers an optional short-term disability package through Unum.
Long-Term Disability LTDi insurance supplements your income if you become totally disabled and are unable to work for six months or longer.
Basic and supplemental Life Insurance Vanderbilt provides life insurance coverage for benefits-eligible faculty and staff of 1 times their salary. Supplemental coverage may be purchased as well.
AD&D Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance can be purchased in increments of $10,000.
403(b) Retirement Plan

The Vanderbilt Retirement Plan is a mandatory long-term investment program.

Go for the Gold Achieve a healthier and more productive life through Vanderbilt's award-winning program.
Group Auto & Homeowners Insurance MetLife offers Vanderbilt employees a discount on auto and home insurance. Contact MetLife for more information at 800.GETMET8. Available through payroll deduction.
Pet Insurance Pet insurance is offered through Veterinary Pet Insurance. Available at discounted rates through payroll deduction.
Tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance (maximums applied)

Tuition reimbursement

Adoption assistance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Time off (FlexPTO)

Medical Center flexPTO

University central flexPTO


Additional Benefits & Information

Health Reimbursement Account Vanderbilt provides a health reimbursement account to eligible employees.
Benefits Information for Hiring Managers(or, "what your new staff members learn at NSO") Click the link at left to get information about the Benefits Administration portion of New Staff Orientation.
Open Enrollment Open Enrollment typically occurs each fall.
Summary Annual Reports Any employee benefit plan must furnish annually to each participant of such plan and to each beneficiary receiving benefits under the plan, a summary annual report conforming to the requirements set forth in Sec 2520.104b-1 in the Codes of Federal Regulations Pertaining to EBSA.

Note: Benefits does not accept faxed forms. The best way to submit your completed forms is to deliver them in person to HR Express, 2525 West End Avenue on the second floor. You may also mail forms to the address at the bottom of the form.