Postdoc Benefits

Postdoctoral Fellows – Benefits

(revised 1/17/2014)

General Information
The Postdoc Benefits Summary (2014) provides an overview of University benefits for eligible postdocs.

Postdoctoral fellows who are not paid by Harvard and thus are not eligible for university benefits may purchase student health insurance from Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) at the affiliate rate. Information is available online at http://hushp.harvard.edu/hushp-post-doc-affiliates.  This affiliate insurance can be purchased for a maximum of three-years.

Cafeteria Discount for Postdocs
HSPH provides a 20% discount to benefits-eligible HSPH postdoctoral fellows when they pay with Crimson Cash at Sebastian’s Cafe and HMS’s Courtyard Cafe.  The cafeteria cashiers will need to know that you are a postdoc before ringing up your purchase. The 20% discount will then register when your ID is swiped.  The discount will be applied only to cafeteria purchases made using Crimson Cash.  Value can be added to the Crimson Cash balance stored on your Harvard ID card by visiting https://cash.harvard.edu/.  Please note that the list of eligible individuals is refreshed on a monthly basis, so new postdocs can expect to wait about a month before they begin to receive the discount.

HSPH Fitness and Wellness Benefit
HSPH postdocs who have been eligible for university benefits for one year or longer are eligible for reimbursement of health club memberships as described in the HSPH Fitness and Wellness Benefit program.

Postdocs with questions regarding their benefits-eligibility should consult with their department administrator or Debbie Mattina, Office of Faculty Affairs (617-432-1327 / dmattina@hsph.harvard.edu).