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For the well-being of you and your family.

UAW/UMass Health & Welfare Trust Fund has provided UMass Amherst graduate student employees, postdoctoral candidates, and their families with high-quality dental, vision, childcare, and wellness benefits since 2000. 

WELCOME SPRING-ENTERING GRAD EMPLOYEES!

Check out this overview of your GEO benefits. 

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Grad Student Employee Benefits

  • FREE Dental Insurance from Altus Dental

  • FREE Vision Insurance from EyeMed

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses

  • Reimbursement of wellness-related expenses up to $225 per family

  • Optional prepaid legal plan

  • Access to the Calm and Daily Burn apps

Postdoc Benefits

  • FREE Dental Insurance from Altus Dental

  • FREE Vision Insurance from EyeMed

  • FREE Life Insurance 

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses

  • Optional prepaid legal plan 

  • Access to the Calm and Daily Burn apps

  • Prepaid gym and wellness memberships

Understanding your eligibility

All graduate student employees and postdocs at UMass Amherst should apply to find out if they are eligible for Trust Fund benefits.

Apply using the enrollment portal. 

Graduate student employees may be eligible for GEO benefits.

 

Postdoctoral candidates may be eligible for Postdoc benefits.

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