Benefits & Wellness


Howard University provides you with a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Howard provides a range of diverse options, including medical, dental and vision coverage, life Insurance, and disability benefits.

We also offer additional benefits including commuter benefits, employee assistance program, pet insurance, group legal, and a host of other programs discounted for you just for being an employee of Howard University.

Take some time to review the Howard Benefits information below or by visiting

If you have questions about Howard’s sponsored benefit plans please contact the Benefits Department at We are here to support you throughout the year to help you maximize your benefits!

Medical, Dental, and Supplemental Life Insurance benefits:  New hires must enroll within 30 days of date of hire. Benefits effective date is your date of hire. For more information on how to enroll visit: How to Enroll


**The Benefits site provides highlights of Howard University’s benefit plans. This site is not intended to provide detailed descriptions of plans. The material listed is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer of coverage nor medical advice. It contains only a partial, general description of plan benefits or programs and does not constitute a contract. If there is any discrepancy between the documents, contracts, and information included on this site, the official Plan documents and contracts will govern. Howard University reserves the right to make changes to its benefits program for all employees, retirees, and beneficiaries. Participation in these plans is not a guarantee of continued employment.**