Health & Life Benefits

MIT offers a range of programs to support you in many areas of your life and to help you plan for the unexpected.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in health and insurance programs within your first 31 days on the job, so the sooner you review your options the better!


Find answers to questions about your eligibility for benefits as well as a link to benefits counselors.

Health, Dental, & Vision Benefits

Eligible faculty and employees can choose among a variety of health insurance plans, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Life Insurance

MIT provides basic life insurance free of charge, but you have the option to increase the amount of that plan through our Supplemental Life Insurance. You can also add Dependent Life Insurance for your spouse or equivalent and dependent children.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offer you a way to set aside funds—tax-free—to pay for medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance. MIT also offers FSAs to help you manage expenses for care of dependents while you're at work.

Adoption Support

MIT reimburses eligible employees for qualified adoption expenses up to $5,000 per finalized adoption, not to exceed a lifetime benefit of $20,000 per employee.