Discover Your Benefits

From the everyday to the unexpected, your Columbia University benefits package is designed to help support you and your family's needs.

Tax Savings Accounts

Save money every year by using pre-tax funds for eligible healthcare, dependent care and commuting expenses.

The University offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)s, including Healthcare and Dependent Care FSAs, Health Savings Account (HSA), and the Transit/Parking Reimbursement Program (T/PRP) account. Using these tax savings accounts could save you hundreds of dollars on eligible expenses.

Programs and Benefits

Family Building
Family Building

From pregnancy/fertility support to helping pay for college, Columbia supports you and your family at any stage.

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Tax Savings Accounts

A variety of tax savings accounts are available to help you pay for commuting, healthcare and dependent care expenses, and save for retirement, while reducing your current taxable income.


Nothing is more important than your health, but staying fit and living well can be a challenge. Columbia offers a variety of programs to inspire you to make healthy choices, support your personal goals and help you stay motivated. 

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Mental Health

The University is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of you and your loved ones. We offer a range of resources, from education to support, to help everyone live healthy, fulfilling lives.

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Health Condition Services

Health Condition Services are special programs for disease management, chronic illness, and health services for you and your loved ones. Support services include UnitedHealthcare (UHC) programs and Columbia on-site and virtual resources.

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Travel Support

Whether traveling on Columbia University business or personal, Columbia can help with travel services through the EAP, or insurance for the unexpected while traveling domestically or abroad.

Retirement Savings
Retirement Savings

The University is committed to providing retirement programs to help you plan for the future and provide a foundation of retirement income in addition to your personal savings and investments. 

During these challenging times, benefits programs can help. 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created changes to various benefits programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the University’s benefits vendors also made changes to services and rules to make it easier to get care and guidance, purchase supplies, and save money. We’ve also highlighted existing benefits that can help you right now. 

We will add to and update this list when and if things change. If you have questions about your benefits, contact the Columbia Benefits Service Center: 212-851-7000 or [email protected]

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