MIT provides an accidental death & dismemberment insurance plan with coverage up to $100,000, depending on your age and other limitations.
Enrollment is automatic and MIT pays the full cost. In the event of your dismemberment or death in a covered accident — work-related or not — the Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance policy pays the full amount of your coverage to you or your designated beneficiary in a single payment.
You are eligible for MIT's Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance if you are paid by MIT, are appointed to work at MIT for at least three months, and work at least 50% of the normal full-time work schedule.
Who is not eligible
- teaching or research assistant
- honorary lecturer
- summer appointment
- non-MIT student program worker
- international visiting student
- post-doctoral fellow
- paid by MITemps
- student in a work-study program
- family member who is not employed by MIT
- member of the armed services assigned to MIT
Members of collective bargaining units
All the plan provisions are subject to the terms of your collective bargaining agreement.
Reductions in coverage as you age
As described in the table below, the amount of coverage provided by the MIT Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance policy decreases every five years after you reach 65 until you reach 95.
|Age as of July 1 following your birthday||Amount of your coverage|
|at least 65 but less than 70||$66,000|
|at least 70 but less than 75||$44,000|
|at least 75 but less than 80||$34,000|
|at least 80 but less than 85||$26,000|
|at least 85 but less than 90||$20,000|
|at least 90 but less than 95||$16,000|
|95 or older||$12,000|
Related Documents & Forms
How to return forms: Unless instructed otherwise, while the MIT campus is on remote-work status due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may return forms that do not contain sensitive information (such as Social Security Numbers) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms containing sensitive information must be mailed to MIT Benefits, NE49-5000, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 or Lincoln Laboratory, Workforce Service Center, Room S2-112, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA 02420-9108.