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How do I update my life insurance and retirement plans to include my spouse or domestic partner?

Visit Atlas to evaluate your participation in the MIT Optional Life Insurance Plan. Spouse or partner life insurance coverage can be added within 31 days from the date of your marriage or domestic partnership or during Open Enrollment.

Review and update your beneficiaries under the MIT Optional Life Insurance Plan, the MIT Basic Retirement Plan and the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan  to ensure they are current. If you are married and your most recent beneficiary designation on file for the MIT Retirement Plan does not designate your spouse as the sole primary beneficiary, and does not have spousal consent for this designation, your spouse will be beneficiary of 100% of your account balance. More on beneficiaries.

How do I receive personal assistance through MIT MyLife services?

MyLife Services is a free, confidential MIT benefit. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide emotional and behavioral counseling, work-life consultations, and personalized referrals.

You can visit MIT MyLife Services, call the MyLife Services office at 844-405-LIFE (844-405-5433) or (TTY) 866-892-7162 or email

How do I find out what health and medical benefits are available to me when I retire?

Visit our Retirees section to learn about the specific MIT Benefits available to you when you retire, including your eligibility and how to enroll.