You are eligible for MIT's Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance if you are paid by MIT, are appointed to work at MIT for at least three months, and work at least 50% of the normal full-time work schedule.
Your MIT Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Coverage
In the event of your dismemberment or death in a covered accident — work-related or not — the MIT Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance policy pays the full amount of your coverage to you or your designated beneficiary in a single payment.
Reductions in coverage as you age
As described in the table below, the amount of coverage provided by the MIT Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance policy decreases every five years after you reach 65 until you reach 95.
|Age as of July 1 following your birthday||Amount of your coverage|
|at least 65 but less than 70||$66,000|
|at least 70 but less than 75||$44,000|
|at least 75 but less than 80||$34,000|
|at least 80 but less than 85||$26,000|
|at least 85 but less than 90||$20,000|
|at least 90 but less than 95||$16,000|
|95 or older||$12,000|
Who is eligible
- you have been appointed — and are currently employed — to work at MIT for at least three months
- you work at least 50% of the normal full-time work schedule
- you are paid by MIT
Who is NOT eligible
- teaching or research assistant
- honorary lecturer
- summer appointment
- non-MIT student program worker
- international visiting student
- post-doctoral fellow
- paid by MITemps
- student in a work-study program
- family member who is not employed by MIT
- member of the armed services assigned to MIT
Members of collective bargaining units
All the plan provisions are subject to the terms of your collective bargaining agreement.
Business Travel Accident Insurance
MIT's Business Travel Accident Insurance provides benefits to eligible employees traveling to domestic and international locations on Institute business. Benefits are for emergency medical evacuation, accidental death, dismemberment, and repatriation expenses. The plan covers five times base annual salary, with a $250,000 minimum and $1 million maximum. MIT pays the full cost of this coverage. Learn more about business travel accident insurance or find out what to do in case of an accident or mishap while traveling on business.