2024 Benefits

Benefits-eligible employees and their families have access to benefits and resources, such as quality health care coverage, an employee wellness program, tuition assistance for continuing education and help in establishing your financial future. View our 2024 TU Benefits Guide to learn more.

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Making Changes Throughout the Year

Choose your benefits carefully. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Account contributions are made on a pre-tax basis, and IRS regulations state that you cannot change your pre-tax benefit options during the year unless you have a Qualified Life Event. Qualified life events include:

  • Marriage or divorce;
  • Death of your spouse or dependent;
  • Birth or adoption of a child;
  • Your spouse terminating or obtaining new employment (that affects eligibility for coverage);
  • You or your spouse switching employment status from full-time to part-time or vice versa (that affects eligibility for coverage);
  • Significant cost or coverage changes; or
  • Your dependent no longer qualifies as an eligible

You must notify and submit any applicable forms and/or documentation to the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity within 30 days of the event. The Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity will review your request and determine whether the change you are requesting is allowed. Only benefit changes that are consistent with the Qualified Life Event are permitted.

Paying for Your Benefits

Paying for Your Benefits

Dependent Eligibility 

You can enroll your dependents in plans that offer dependent coverage. Eligible dependents are defined as your legal spouse and eligible children who reside in your household and depend primarily on you for support. This includes your own children, legally adopted children, stepchildren, a child for whom you have been appointed legal guardian, and a child for whom the court has issued a Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO), requiring you or your spouse to provide coverage.

Save with In-Network Providers 

Within some of the medical, dental, and vision plans, you have the freedom to use any provider. However, when you use an in-network provider, the percentage you pay out-of-pocket will be based on a negotiated fee, usually lower than the actual charges. If you use a provider outside of the network, you may be responsible for paying the difference between the Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) charges and what the provider charges. You may also need to submit claim forms.

Enroll Online Using Employee Self-Service

Once in Gibson (, choose Employee Self-Service > Select Benefits > Begin Enrollment.

Self Service

During Open Enrollment, Benefits Counselors will be available to:

  • Assist in benefit decision-making and enrollment
  • Guide toward sound choices for you and your family 
  • Help with updating personal and dependent information
  • Answer benefits-related questions
  • Educate about key benefit changes and new offerings

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Learn Your Spending, Savings & Reimbursement Account Options 

Tulane offers Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Accounts to help our employees save for eligible expenses throughout the year. To learn more about each account option, which plan it’s available under, and how you can use them, visit Spending, Savings & Reimbursement Accounts

More TU Employee Benefits & Perks 

The information found on the HR/Benefits website is a brief summary of benefits provided and is subject to the terms and conditions of the detailed plan document that governs each individual benefit plan. For complete details of eligibility, definitions, benefits and guidelines, please refer to the appropriate plan document.

Click below to print and download your Tulane Benefits Reference Card 

Benefits Reference Card

Compensation & Pay

Tulane University recognizes that competitive compensation is the cornerstone for recruiting, retaining, and motivating a diverse and qualified workforce. To this end, the University’s compensation philosophy is to pay all categories of employees at competitive levels established by external labor markets, considering both salary and benefits as a total compensation package. To learn more about Tulane’s compensation philosophy, visit the TU Compensation website