Benefits Office closing for Winter Break!

The Harvard Benefits Office will be closing for the University Winter Recess at 5 PM on December 18, 2020. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4th.

During the recess our medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug vendors, Benefit Strategies, and the Harvard University Retirement Center will be open, some with reduced business hours. Please click for a complete listing of Vendor Contacts.If there is a medical emergency and you are newly enrolled in a health plan, but your health plan is unable to provide assistance, please seek the care that you need and contact Harvard Benefits in January when our office reopens. As always, coverage is subject to plan provisions.

A special note for the December VERIP retirees: If you are submitting forms related to your retirement, you may place them in the lockbox found in the first floor lobby at 114 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge. You will need your Harvard ID badge and may access between 8am-7pm. You may also fax them to 1-617-496-3000 or email them to And if you have any questions during the winter recess, please contact your VERIP Benefits consultant directly.