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. You may cash out BT twice per calendar year in blocks of 20 hours. You must leave at least 2 times your scheduled weekly hours in your BT bank. Benefit Time carries over from year to year until you reach your allowed maximum.

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:

  • Partners Plus
  • Partners Value
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Plan
  • Delta Dental

The Partners Plus and Partners Value plan is administered by AllWays Health Partners 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. Of course, if you're already covered under someone else's plan, you can opt out of BWH's health coverage and receive a supplement to your paycheck instead.

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 $2,600 per year for full-time (36 hours per week) employees, and $1,600 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

BWH provides two types of Backup Child Care services – the BWH Backup Child Care Center and Parents in a Pinch. The BWH Backup Child Care Center, located at 850 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, serves BWH employees who need emergency or planned backup child care for their children, aged eight weeks to 12 years. BWH also offers "Parents in a Pinch", which can make a child care provider available in your home or referral to licensed family day care homes. BWH also offers "Parents in a Pinch", which can make available a child care provider in your home or referral to licensed family day care homes. To learn more, visit us online or call 617-732-9543.

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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