Teachers College, Columbia University is committed to offering a comprehensive benefits package that meets the needs of our employees and their families. Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
New hires are eligible for benefits beginning the first of the month following 30 days of employment with the College. i.e. if an employee's start date is September 8, they become benefits-eligible on November 1.
New employees have 30 days after the date of hire to enroll themselves and their eligible dependents in the TC Benefits Program including health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and supplemental life insurance.
If you do not enroll during this 30-day period, you and your eligible dependents will forfeit coverage until TC's next open enrollment period.
A new hire who elects coverage, your dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
Eligible dependents include:
Dependent documentation is required for newly added dependents when you first enroll or if you experience a qualified IRS life event during the plan year. You are required to provide documentation substantiating the eligibility of your dependent(s) within 30 days of enrollment. The following documents are acceptable:
All documentation must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment.
The information contained on the website is subject to change without notice and is not intended to replace any plan documents, nor is the information in any way intended to imply a contract.
Teachers College offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life insurance and disability insurance.
TC provides eligible employees with defined benefit pension plan or a defined contribution savings plan. These plans do not require employee contributions to begin.
TC offers a variety of commuter benefits via Wageworks.
Eligible employees, spouses and children can receive tuition benefits for graduate programs at the College.
Eligible employees receive, vacation days, sick days, personal days, paid holidays, bereavement and Jury Duty leave.
Eligible employees who require time off for illness, injury or to care for a family member have options at TC.
Learn about the Employee Assistance Program and BrightHorizons back-up care.
TC employees have access to various discounts ranging from technology to fitness to cultural experiences.
Useful phone numbers and websites to keep you informed about your benefits.