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
Mandatory Medical Insurance Requirement
As a Stanford appointed postdoc you are required to maintain comprehensive medical coverage that is compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other Stanford requirements for the duration of your appointment, including during an approved leave of absence. This policy refers to all Stanford appointed postdocs, regardless of visa status.
If you currently have a comprehensive medical plan through a spouse's/partner's employer, you may request to waive medical insurance offered to you through the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Program.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires that postdocs have health insurance coverage that offer services from 10 categories of essential benefits and include other Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.