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Benefits Information for New Staff


The benefits presentation at New Staff Orientation (NSO) provides an overview of core and voluntary benefits available at Vanderbilt. Tuition benefits are covered in brief. The Office of Benefits Administration does not include information on time off accruals/allotments. The hiring manager should explain time off programs to new staff as soon as possible. (If needed, refer to the HR Policies web page for more information.)

Benefits Enrollment


Health, dental and vision benefits for staff begin on the hire date. Monthly premiums are not pro-rated (the entire monthly cost is due for the month which benefits begin). To enroll, use the My VU Benefits Enrollment Tool within 30 days of your hire date:

  1. Go to My VU Benefits and log in with your VUnetID and ePassword
  2. Click on the green Enroll button
  3. Make your selections
  4. Email or print your confirmation statement and keep it for your records

Benefits Outline: New Staff Orientation

Core Coverage

  • Health Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability (eligible staff)
  • Long-Term Disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

Voluntary Coverage

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term Disability (newly eligible staff and union staff)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Payroll-Deducted Discount Programs: Auto, Home and Pet Insurance

Tuition Assistance Benefits

To learn more about New Staff Orientation, or to enroll a new hire, visit New Staff Orientation.