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Benefits for New Hires

Welcome to Vanderbilt University!

Vanderbilt offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package. Please take some time to review the materials in detail to ensure you elect the benefits that meet the needs of you and your family.

As a new hire, you have 30 days from your hire date to either enroll-in or waive medical, dental and vision benefits, if applicable. Failure to do so will result in you defaulting into the Choice CDHP medial plan at the employee-only coverage if you are fully benefits eligible for the remainder of the plan year. Vanderbilt’s Health plan for partially benefits eligible employees is optional, you will not be automatically enrolled in the default health plan option.  All other benefits that do not provide automatic enrollment will show as waived. Once your 30-day new hire enrollment window has passed, you will only be able to make changes if you have a qualified life event that provides 30 days from the event date to make changes to your benefits.

If you are a newly-benefits eligible employee, this information pertains to you as well. 

Please review the detailed benefit information packet, the links below, and the benefits checklist to help you progress through your benefit decisions and enrollment. 

Use My VU Benefits to view your benefit elections, update your beneficiaries, or make a family status change.

Learn more about each benefit through our Benefit Vendor Spotlight Videos.

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