Your Benefits Programs
Columbia University provides a comprehensive package of benefits designed to allow eligible faculty and staff to create a program suited to their needs and those of their families.
Benefits Highlights provides an overview of healthcare, dental, transit, parking, and other benefits. Information about our tuition benefits, the Adoption Assistance Program, Surrogacy Assistance Program and the Employee Assistance Program is listed below.
For a Video Overview of Columbia's Benefits Offerings for Officers, click here.
Important: New Hires must enroll for benefits within 31 days of your start date. If you do not make selections during this period, you and any eligible dependents will not receive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Optional Long-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Transit/Parking Reimbursement, Optional Term Life Insurance, Dependent Term Life Insurance, or Long-Term Care Insurance coverage from Columbia University for the remainder of the calendar year.
Contact the Benefits Service Center: 212-851-7000 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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contact information for Transit/Parking, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical Carriers, Prescriptions, Dental Carriers, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Planning and Travel Coverage, at your fingertips.
Travel Assistance Program
The Global Support website has helpful information on administrative matters related to Columbia University’s work outside the U.S.
Frontier MedEx -
Available to benefits-eligible employees who are covered under Columbia University’s Term Life Insurance from The Standard. If your life insurance coverage is provided to you by your union, the Frontier MedEx benefit does not apply to you.
U.S. phone: 800-527-0218
International Phone: +1-410-453-6330
MedEx Brochure (PDF)
Cigna International Plan -
Available to certain benefits-eligible Officers who will be out of the U.S. for 6 months or more while on Columbia University’s U.S. payroll.
Cigna Global Health Benefits Member Kit (PDF)
Health Plan Documents (PDF)