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Part VI Faculty Benefits

(Snapshot on 1/10/2022)

Part VI Faculty Benefits1,2

Full-status members of the faculty (excluding those with the prefixes “adjunct,” “adjoint,” or the suffixes “emeritus,” “emerita,” or “in-residence”), general officers, members of the executive administration, and senior exempt staff are eligible for insurance, benefit, and retirement coverage under various plans administered by the university, although in some instances there are waiting periods (see pages following). Benefit arrangements for coverage of faculty with full-status partial-load appointments are explained in Part II, Chapter 2, Section G of the Faculty Manual.

Benefit programs administered through the Benefits Office of Human Resources are health care plan, retirement plan, dental insurance, vision insurance, group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts. For details, faculty members should contact the Benefits Office of Human Resources and may view information provided by insurance carriers about the various plans and benefits on the HR Web site ( Costs quoted may change from time to time.

Other benefits offered include Social Security, Workers’ Compensation, salary supplement, liability insurance and travel accident insurance. For more information on these benefits, contact your department.

New full-time faculty members should complete a Benefits Enrollment Form within 30 days of their appointment date (the date their employment by Vanderbilt begins). These forms are available on the Human Resource Website.

The following descriptions are general and do not serve as a contract. Any inconsistencies between these general descriptions and the terms of the plan documents are governed by the plan documents.

1 Faculty who are employees of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center do not receive employee benefits discussed in Part VI. Those benefits, including, but not limited to, retirement, health care, and insurance benefits, are linked to employment. As such, those benefits are provided by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Such faculty should confer with the appropriate officials at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for information regarding their employee benefits.

2 All benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the University.