Yale Signature Benefits

Signature Benefits

Yale provides many unique and valuable benefits and resources to help you and your family. Whether you are in need of counseling support, financial planning assistance, or help with balancing family and work responsibilities, Yale’s Signature Benefits have you covered every step of the way. Learn more about Personal Wellness, Financial Wellness, and WorkLife.

Personal Wellness

Yale’s Personal Wellness Signature Benefits provide eligible staff, faculty, post-doctoral associates, and their household members up to six free confidential counseling sessions per issue—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When should I access behavioral health insurance?

Behavioral health insurance is included as part of your medical health care insurance and can be accessed when you –or your eligible dependents—need coverage for clinical treatment, medical prescriptions, or care for specific diagnoses.

Need help deciding where to start?

Consult the comparison chart for Personal Wellness (Emotional Wellbeing Solutions (EWS) and Behavioral Health plan benefits for guidance.

Download EWS Card Flyer

Request Support

  • Call 866-416-6586
  • Visit Optum’s website: liveandworkwell

    Browse resources as a guest using access code YaleSB (no registration required)


  • Capture your mood, or manage stressful situations using the Self Care App.
  • Talkspace helps you engage with a licensed therapist, 24/7, via text, voice, or virtual video message. Call 866-416-6586 to obtain an authorization code prior to registering (first visit only).
  • Schedule a virtual or in-person session with our dedicated counselors, Dr. Amy Sceery and Rebecca Colasanto. This service is for faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, and Local 33 PhD graduate students only. Dependents and household members should contact 866-416-6586.

Additional Resources

Access resources on how to manage stress, improve relationships, and more.

Use your paid time off (PTO) to maintain your well-being and balance the demands of your personal and professional lives. 

Financial Wellness

Whether you are buying a new home, sending your children to college, or saving for a comfortable retirement, Yale’s Financial Wellness Signature Benefits are available to support the important events in your life and to help you plan for your financial future.


Yale’s WorkLife Signature Benefits are an integral part of the university’s efforts to help faculty and staff balance the multiple responsibilities associated with work, academic, and personal life.