The Broad Institute is committed to providing its employees with a competitive compensation and benefits package. At Broad we recognize the need for our employees to have a balance between work and personal life. To that end, our benefit plans and options reflect our desire to promote an environment that supports the health and general well-being of our employees.

Our BroadLife office helps make life work for all members of Broad's diverse community by offering resources that make it easier to integrate work, personal and family commitments. BroadLife hosts regular seminars, briefings and discussion groups to provide strategies, tips, and information to help you deal with a diverse array of work-life issues. 

Our comprehensive benefit plans are designed to provide you with affordable health and dental care, continuation of salary in the event you become disabled and cannot work, generous paid time off, financial security for your survivors if you die, a retirement savings plan, tuition assistance, pre-tax basis flexible spending accounts, several Broad-provided benefits that eligible employees are automatically enrolled in, and a variety of other work/life programs designed to balance your work and personal life.

This document is a description that summarizes the plan provisions. Please refer to the actual Plan Documents if you have specific questions regarding the benefit plan. Vendor information on benefit programs can also be found on the Broad intranet at

Disclaimer: The Broad reserves the right to change, add, suspend or discontinue any benefit, in whole or part, with or without notification, except as required by law. The summaries of benefits presented in the manual are not intended to take the place of more detailed Benefit Plan Documents. In the event of conflicting information, actual Plan Documents will override the information in this manual.