The Weill Cornell Medicine Benefits Guide, which you should receive at Onboarding from Human Resources, provides a general overview of our employee plans and programs. Note that Weill Cornell Medicine benefits vary slightly between staff members, postdoctoral associates and faculty. As a postdoctoral associate, you are eligible to participate in most of the benefits described in the 2020 Guide. A detailed anaylsis of eligible benefits can be found here. Some of the key differences are displayed below.
|Benefit||Key Difference||More Information|
|Faculty & Exempt Retirement Plan||Postdoctoral associates do not participate in the Faculty & Exempt Retirement Plan. Note that you are eligible to participate in the Voluntary Employee Retirement Plan (VERP).|
|Non-Exempt & Frozen Retirement Plan||Postdoctoral associates do not participate in the Non-Exempt & Frozen Retirement Plan.|
|Time-Off||Full-time postdoctoral associates accrue vacation time at a rate of one day a month, for a total of twelve days a year. Unused vacation time can be carried over to the following year for a maximum of twenty days. Vacation for part- time associates is prorated.||Refer to the Academic Staff Handbook|
|Short-Term Disability Coverage||Postdoctoral associates are covered under the Salary Continuance Policy instead of this benefit. Salary continuance provides 50% of your salary for up to three months while seeking treatment or care for your own serious health condition.||Refer to the Academic Staff Handbook|
|Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program||Academic employees who hold an M.D. or Ph.D. are not eligible to participate in the Tuition Reimbursement Program.|
|Family & Medical Leave||Postdoctoral associates are eligible under particular conditions for paid Academic Family and Maternity leave.|
You have 31 days to enroll in your health insurance benefits—don’t forget!
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