Benefits Overview

Brigham and Women;s Hospital offers a comprehensive Flexible Benefit Program, including pre-tax deductions designed to truly benefit our employees.

Competitive Compensation

As one of the nation's most distinguished hospitals, it is only proper that we offer the kinds of salaries you'd expect from a healthcare leader. While salaries vary from position to position, they are always competitive with similar positions in other area hospitals, and in many cases, they exceed those of area hospitals.

Generous Paid Time-off Program

BWH's unique Benefit Time program is a flexible paid time-off program giving you up to 29 days off every year — and 33 days off after 7 years of employment. This includes vacation, holidays, and sporadic illness. Benefit Time carries over from year to year until you reach your allowed maximum, and employees have the opportunity to cash out excess benefit time.

Flexible Work Schedules Promoting Work/Life Balance

We are committed to making sure your time away from work is as rewarding as your career with us. To that end, we've created flexible work schedules that promote a work/life balance you won't find at other hospitals. For more information on our unique work/life balance programs and flexible scheduling, click here to go to our work/life balance page.

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

BWH offers some of the best healthcare plans available, with many affordable options designed to fit the needs of you and your family. These include:

  • Mass General Brigham Plus
  • Mass General Brigham Value
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Plan
  • Delta Dental

The Mass General Brigham Plus and Mass General Brigham Value plan is administered by Mass General Brigham Health Plan and encompasses a very large and comprehensive network of top hospitals located throughout New England, including BWH!

All deductions are pre-tax and extend to you, your family, eligible dependents, and same-sex domestic partners.

Short-term Disability

Sixty percent (60%) coverage offered at no charge to employees working more than 20 hours per week. Employees can purchase an additional supplemental 15% at date of hire without evidence of insurability form.

Tax Sheltered Annuities

Allows you to save money and plan for retirement through pre- and post-tax payroll deductions.

Flexible Spending Accounts

All employees are eligible to open flexible spending accounts that will reimburse you for out-of-pocket dependent or healthcare costs. Contributions to these accounts aren't subject to federal, state, or local taxes.

Life Insurance

We believe in the security that life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance can provide. That's why benefits-eligible employees receive insurance equal to their salary, payable to anyone they choose. As your salary increases, so does the value of your policy. You may also purchase additional insurance coverage for yourself and your dependents.

Retiree Medical Savings Account

This program is designed to help you save and pay for the cost of health benefits during retirement, as well as to provide access to retiree health plans sponsored by the hospital. One major feature of the program provides for a hospital matching contribution to help encourage savings under the program. You are eligible to participate in the RMSA beginning the calendar year you reach age 50.

Tuition Reimbursement

As a teaching hospital, we are firm believers in the value of education. That's why we extend generous tuition reimbursement to all our full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees who have been employed with us longer than 6 months.

For hospital-related non-degree courses, undergraduate degrees, or graduate degrees, reimbursement is $3,000 per year for full-time (36-40 hours per week) employees, and $2,000 for part-time (20-35 hours per week) employees.

For job related certifications or job-related continuing education courses, reimbursement is $1,600 per year for full-time (36 hours per week) employees, and $1,100 for part-time (20-35 hours per week) employees.

Back-up Child Care

The BWH Backup Child Care Center provides emergency backup childcare to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old, Monday-Friday at the rate of $8/hr/child. The BWHBUCC, which is located in Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Chestnut Hill) at 850 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, extends care to the families of benefits eligible BWH/BWFH employees and patients. offers in home backup childcare to benefits eligible BWH employees 7 days a week. Child care providers are screened and trained in health and safety by

For more information on these backup child care programs including fees and how to make a reservation, please visit the Mass General Brigham Child Care Services website.

Wellness Program

Subsidized membership is available at several local fitness centers (BodyScapes, Ultimate Bootcamp, Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women, the Weymouth Club, Mission Fitness, and Calm Power Yoga).

Employee Assistance Program

EAP is a free and confidential professional resource available to all BWH employees. This department focuses on work-life issues, stress reduction, family matters, crisis intervention and substance abuse, in addition to other areas of expertise. View the EAP website.

Professional Growth

All employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of classes and opportunities offered by both Workforce Development and Organizational Development & Learning. This added knowledge will give them the tools they need to be successful and to grow with the organization. The classes include: time management, continuing education, self assessment and career counseling to name a few.


This program applies to all Brigham and Women's Hospital employees who are eligible for benefits (20 hours or more weekly). BWH offers a 50% subsidy on all MBTA passes with a contribution cap of $125.00. Monthly discounted MBTA passes are available through a pre-tax payroll deduction. If you wish to participate in the T-Pass program, you should sign up in PeopleSoft by the 14th of the month, with the pass beginning the 1st of the following month. Payroll deductions are taken out of the 4th paycheck of the month and the T-passes on the last Thursday of the month.

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