Eligibility

Eligibility

You are eligible for health plan coverage if you are paid by MIT, are appointed to work at MIT for at least three months (a postdoctoral fellow must have a fellowship appointment of at least nine months), and work at least 50% of the normal full-time work schedule.

Tiers of coverage

When you select one of the health plans offered through MIT, you must also choose who will be covered by your plan.

  • Choose Individual if you only need to cover yourself.
  • Choose Employee + Spouse to cover yourself and your spouse or domestic partner.
  • Choose Employee + Child(ren) to cover yourself and your child(ren) if you are a single parent or your spouse/domestic partner is covered under another plan.
  • Choose Family to cover yourself, your spouse/domestic partner, and your child(ren).

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
  • you meet the criteria above and have a visiting appointment of at least 3 months
  • you have a postdoctoral fellowship appointment of at least nine months and you want to continue your existing MIT health plan coverage

Who is NOT eligible

  • contractor
  • affiliate
  • teaching or research assistant
  • honorary lecturer
  • summer appointment
  • international visiting student
  • member of the armed services assigned to MIT
  • family member who is not employed by MIT
  • work-study student
  • paid by MITemps

Members of collective bargaining units

All the plan provisions are subject to the terms of your collective bargaining agreement.