Princeton University provides benefits-eligible employees with comprehensive health insurance plans that offer the flexibility to select coverage that best meets individual's medical needs. There are several plans to choose from for medical, dental, and vision care needs.
To help make the best benefit decisions, consider using the decision support tool ALEX. This online interactive tool acts as a virtual benefits counselor to help individuals learn more about Princeton's healthcare and supplemental plans.
The Benefits Comparison Tool provides a side-by-side comparison of the medical and dental plans offered by Princeton University, including premium amounts and covered services. This is only an estimation of benefits; for more details about covered services, refer to the Summary Plan Descriptions.
Eligibility & Enrollment
Benefits provided by Princeton University are designed to meet the many needs of our diverse population. To take advantage of certain benefits such as medical, dental, and vision, employees must meet enrollment deadlines and, if covering dependents, provide documentation for coverage, as described below.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Princeton University offers various avenues for faculty and staff to minimize the taxes they pay, including flexible spending accounts to set money aside pretax to pay for healthcare and dependent care related expenses.
Disability & Family Leave Benefits
Princeton University provides benefits-eligible employees with very competitive short term and long term disability income replacement programs that allow individuals to focus on their recuperation. Faculty and staff may elect optional additional long-term disability insurance. All eligible employees are covered by our generous Workers’ Compensation Plan.
Princeton also provides, in addition to the disability benefit, various paid and unpaid time off for the birth or adoption of a dependent child.