Benefits for PostDocs

How to Enroll in a Medical Plan

1. Obtain a Postdoctoral Fellows Medical Benefits Enrollment Form

  • Indicate (1) the Plan and coverage level you desire and (2) dependent information (if applicable);

  • Sign and date the form and submit it to your Departmental Administrator; and

  • Have your Departmental Administrator complete, sign and date the "Department Information" section of the form.

2. If you are enrolling dependents, you must also provide the appropriate evidence of the relationship:



Relationship Evidence



SpouseCopy of legal marriage certificate
Same-Sex Domestic Partner

Two of any of the following:

  • Joint lease or mortgage
  • Joint ownership of property
  • Joint bank account statement
  • Designation of the partner as primary beneficiary in your will or designation of the partner as beneficiary for yoru life insurance or retirement benefits
  • Assignment of power of attorney to your partner   

One of the following:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Hospital record of birth (temporary, until birth certificate is received)
  • Adoption certificate/court order


Dependent Social Security Numbers

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS requires all employers to collect the Social Security Number (SSN) for all employees and their dependents covered by our benefits plans. Social Security Numbers are required to add a dependent to your coverage
3. Sign and complete the Attestation Form.
4. Return all forms to your Departmental Administrator within 14 days of your appointment.

Medical Plan Options

1. For a summary of your options, consult the Choice Plus 80 Medical Plan Summary.
2. See the enrollment form for premiums you would have to pay under each plan.