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Benefit Options

All Stanford appointed postdocs, regardless of how funded or visa status are eligible to enroll in the Postdoc Benefit Program. The full benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and accidental death insurance, basic and extended travel insurance, and a Postdoc Assistance Program

Medical Plans

We offer two medical plan options that are designed to help protect you and your covered dependents against financial loss.

Dental Plans

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The postdoc dental plan is designed to meet the dental care needs for you and your family.

Vision Plan

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Vision care for you and your family is offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP) and includes coverage for eyeglasses and contacts.

Disability & Leaves

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The disability program is designed to replace a portion of your income if you are unable to work due to an accident, sickness or pregnancy.

Tax-Deferred Program

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You are eligible to contribute a portion of your salary on a before-tax basis to the Stanford University Contributory Retirement in the TDA Plan.

Life & Accident Insurance

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We provide basic life insurance, plus the opportunity to purchase supplemental life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance.

Postdoc Assistance Program

GuidanceResources provides support and resources for personal and work-life issues. This is a company-sponsored and confidential service provided to you and your dependents at no charge.

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Basic travel assistance coverage through Frontier MEDEX is provided to you at no cost. Extended travel assistance is also available and meets the J1 Visa requirements.

For when your postdoctoral appointment ends, COBRA ensures you have the right to continue your current health benefits.