Annual Appointment Benefits

(revised 3/20/2024)

Annual appointees who are on a regular Harvard payroll, with an FTE of at least 0.5 or who earn $15,000 or more per year are benefits-eligible. The benefits for which an appointee is eligible differ depending on pay class. Specific questions regarding individuals should be addressed to the University Benefits Office (617-496-4001).

All benefits-eligible individuals must sign up for benefits within the first thirty (30) days of employment. The Benefits Office in Cambridge will send the individual information regarding benefit plans. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that he/she is enrolled in any benefit plans before the 30-day enrollment period ends. For more information regarding benefits for annual appointments (excluding postdoctoral fellows), please see the 2024 Programs and Premiums for Harvard Faculty, Administrative and Professional Staff, and other Nonunion Staff. 

For information regarding benefits for postdoctoral fellows, please visit the Harvard Chan School postdoc benefits page.