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Medical Plan
Stanford Health Care Alliance


We offer one medical plan that is designed to help protect you and your covered dependents against financial loss wherever and whenever you need to access care.

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Delta Dental


The Delta Dental PPO Plan is designed to assist you and your covered dependents by paying a portion of eligible expenses incurred for a wide range of dental services.

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vision coverage

Vision Coverage

Vision coverage is designed to assist you and your covered dependents by paying a portion of eligible expenses incurred for a variety of vision services.

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Postdoc Assistance Program
Resources For Living

Postdoc Assistance Program

Resources For Living provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. This service is confidential and provided at no charge to you and your dependents.

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Disability Insurance
Salary & Stipend Paid Postdocs


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

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Life Insurance
The Standard

Life Insurance

The life insurance plan provided by The Standard provides basic life and accident coverage through Standard Insurance Company, in the amount of $50,000, and is payable to your beneficiary in the event of your death from any cause. 

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Travel Insurance
Assist America

Travel Insurance

Basic travel insurance is provided by Assist America at no-charge and provides assistance for emergencies and non-emergencies when traveling more than 100 miles from your home.

Extended travel insurance is available for purchase for any postdoc needing more coverage than what the basic plan offers. This plan is primarily for those postdoc in the United States on a J visa needing to meet certain Department of State requirements.

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Retirement Savings
Fidelity Investments

Retirement Savings Options

Salary-paid postdocs have two retirement investment options: the Tax Deferred Account (TDA) and the Roth 403(b) After-Tax Retirement Savings Plan. You contribute pre-tax wages to the TDA and after-tax wages to the Roth IRA.

Retirement savings options are unavailable to stipend-paid or outside-funded postdocs. The IRS does not consider stipend pay to be wages. Outside-funded postdocs are not paid through the Stanford payroll office.

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