Human Resources


2017 Related Links

2017 Benefits Program Enrollment or Change Form

2017 Plan Rates

2017 Medical Plan Comparison

Pre-Recorded WHOI Benefits Orientation

WHOI Online Medical Plan Comparison

The information under related links to the right is for the remainder of 2017. Please access the Open Enrollment page (to your left) for the 2018 information.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) provides eligible employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. The information on this website is a summary of the benefits and services offered. Additional information about each of these benefits may be obtained from HR. In addition, you can contact a member of benefits at extension 2253 or via e-mail at Requests will be responded to within 2 business days.

For more information, click on the links to read more about our benefit plans. Unless otherwise noted, these benefits are effective on your date of hire or the date that you become eligible and are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact

Complete details of the WHOI benefits plans are contained in the official governing Plan documents, Summary Plan Description (SPD), insurance contracts and/or policies. In the event of any discrepancy between the information on this website and any of the governing Plan documents, the Plan document will govern. In addition, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reserves the right to amend, curtail or terminate any benefit plan at any time.

Benefits Policies

Institution policies that apply to your benefits.


Answers to frequently asked questions.