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If you are unable to attend the virtual welcome session, view these recorded presentations to learn key information as you get started on your Stanford career. 

Health & Life Benefits Summary

Learn about the health benefits available to you, including medical, dental, life, how to make benefits changes (such as adding a dependent), and more. (17:51)

In addition to viewing this video, please review/download the 2023 Benefits Summary for an overview of your benefits.

Retirement savings: Quick start

Want just the basics related to how you can start saving for retirement? This is intended as an overview with key information (7:58) about the retirement savings options and actions you'll need to take to join. To get a more complete understanding, sign up for a Retirement Savings workshop (1 hour), presented monthly or view the Retirement Savings video (39:01) below.  Summary Plan Description is available here.

Retirement savings: Overview

Get a comprehensive overview (41:07) of the plans available to help you save for retirement, including options to start saving after receiving your first paycheck and how the matching program works once you are eligible. For a live overview, sign up for a Retirement Savings workshop (1 hour), presented monthly, where you'll hear about the options and be able to ask questions. The Summary Plan Description is available here.

WorkLife programs

Learn about the many services, programs and financial assistance programs offered to support every stage of your life. (10:21)

BeWell Programs

BeWell encourages benefits-eligible employees to commit to their health and well-being. New hires are encouraged to enroll and start earning during the 2024 program year, from Jan. 4 - Nov. 30, 2024. For an overview of the programs and services that support your well-being, visit


The university's commitment to sustainability is broad, including both organizational programs and individual incentives that support sustainability goals. (11:38)