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Eligibility & Enrollment

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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.

Review the programs that you and your dependents are eligible for.

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Learn how you can enroll and manage your benefits using the Benelogic website.

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You have the option to waive/decline your option to enroll in Stanford's Postdoc Medical Plan due to other coverage.

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Learn how to update your personal information and if you qualify to make changes to your benefits during the mid-year cycle. 

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The health premium payment process is an automatic direct debit setup from your personal bank account.

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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.

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Repository of all forms and resources for benefit plans and enrollment information.