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MSK Employee Benefits

At MSK, we are invested in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents. We offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, so you can choose what’s best for you and your family. MSK shares the cost of the plans with you, and your share depends on your plan elections and salary band.

MSK offers a robust array of health and wellness plans. Medical coverage is offered through Empire, Aetna, and Oxford. Wellness programs are usually at no cost to you. Options and offerings include:

Four medical plans with prescription coverage • Two dental plans • Comprehensive vision plan • Telemedicine options • Fertility support • Maternity management coaching • Health management • Nutrition consultations • Fitness guidance • Smoking cessation • Fitness center discounts • Building resilience programs • Employee assistance program

Income protection provides financial security for you and your loved ones in the case of your disability, dismemberment, or death, helping to make up for the loss of your regular income and meet expenses associated with your circumstances.

Basic life insurance (provided by MSK) • Voluntary life insurance • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage • Core long-term disability (provided by MSK) • Supplemental long-term disability • Travel accident insurance

Overall, people are living longer these days, which means employees may spend more than 20 years in retirement. MSK partners with TIAA to offer a robust retirement savings plan with fund investment via Vanguard. The plan features an employer base plus match contribution between 3 to 8 percent of your biweekly pay, in addition to money you invest, to help you save for the future you want. The retirement savings plan has several online tools and resources, as well as personalized advice and education (at no additional cost), to help employees create an investment strategy for reaching their goals.

MSK employees have access to several types of tax-advantaged accounts through WageWorks, providing ways to save on healthcare, dependent care, or commuting transit or parking expenses by using pretax payroll deductions.

Healthcare flexible spending account • Dependent care flexible spending account • Health savings account (when enrolled in our Empire CDHP) • Transit spending account • Parking spending account

At MSK, we recognize that our employees dedicate their whole selves to their work and need appropriate time off to recharge and refuel. MSK is proud to offer our paid parental leave, which offers six weeks of fully paid time off to bond with a newborn or newly adopted or placed foster child.

Vacation with pay • Sick leave accrual • Holiday schedule • MSK paid parental leave • New York paid family leave • Disability leave • Uniformed services leave

The Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help employees further their education, enhance their skills and knowledge, and improve their ability to face future challenges at MSK. The program offers reimbursement to both full-time and part-time employees working at least 18.75 hours per week.

MSK recognizes the need for innovative solutions that maximize productivity without sacrificing employee well-being, family relationships, and personal life. Programs include:

LifeCare services • Bright Horizons backup child and elder care • Adoption assistance • Employee discounts • Lactation rooms • Flexible work arrangements • NannyResource@MSK network • Employee recognition events • Work-life topical seminars • EduProfile school-finder access

Learning and Development

To make breakthroughs in cancer care, we must continually challenge the things we know. We must push ourselves to think bigger and be willing to try something new. We encourage our employees to take this same approach to their career growth and progression. At MSK, you’ll find new ways to grow throughout your career through world-class resources, specialist training, and great development opportunities.

The Learning and Organizational Development Department offers a variety of staff, management, and leadership development programs to enhance skills at all levels. We provide a challenging and safe learning environment to support employees as they meet adaptive challenges, innovate, and manage change. Development programs are available for individuals, entire work groups, and departments.

Brian, Talent Acquisition Specialist

"I’m grateful for the new MSK parental leave policy. Because of the new policy, I was able to spend several weeks with my baby girl and strengthen our bond. This added time with my daughter was invaluable." 

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