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Postdoc Benefit Plans

Postdoctoral Open Enrollment For 2022 Coming Soon!

If you need to enroll in benefits for 2021, please see the information under the header Postdoctoral Benefit Plans for 2021.

Open Enrollment will be from 8:00 am on Monday, October 11 to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 22. All changes made during this time-period will be effective January 1, 2022. A detailed guide on the new benefit package along with rates is available here.

Postdoc benefit plans are administered by Gallagher Benefit Services. Please direct questions to UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com or 844-315-4550.

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Do You Need to Participate in Open Enrollment?

We encourage you to review your current coverage options to ensure they meet your needs and the needs of your family in the coming year.

  • If you do not want an FSA or HSA for 2022, you do not need to do anything.
  • If you do want an FSA or HSA, you must re-enroll every year. If you do not re-enroll, you will not receive benefits in 2022.
  • If you want to change any of your other elections for 2022.
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Postdoctoral Benefit Plans for 2021

Northwestern has implemented a benefit package for postdocs across the University.  This benefits package will create parity between all postdocs regardless of funding.  The benefits offered in this new package align with benefits offered to faculty and staff, and in many cases will have lower premiums.  This new benefit package will be administered by Gallagher Benefit Services.

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A detailed guide on the new benefit package along with rates can be found here.

An on-demand New Postdoctoral Trainee Benefits Information video is also available to learn more about the plans.

If you have any questions, please contact Gallagher at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com.

Newly Eligible Postdoctoral Fellows/Scholars

Upon hire, all postdoctoral trainees who wish to enroll in Northwestern University health, dental, vision, FSA, LTD, and life plans MUST enroll within 31-days of their hire date.  Enrollment utilize two systems, both accessed via myHR.  One system will allow you to enroll in health, dental, vision, and life insurance.  The other system will allow you to enroll in the health care FSA, dependent care FSA, and long term disability plans.  To begin enrollment, login to myHR then follow the steps on this Step-By-Step Guide.

All questions regarding benefits for Postdoctoral Trainee plans should be directed to Gallagher Benefit Services at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com

Newly Eligible NRSA Postdoctoral Fellows and Dept of Ed. Postdoctoral Fellows

Upon hire, all postdoctoral trainees who wish to enroll in Northwestern University health, dental, vision, LTD, and life plans MUST enroll within 31-days of their hire date.  Enrollment utilize one system, accessed via myHR.  To begin enrollment, login to myHR then follow the steps on this Step-By-Step Guide.

All questions regarding benefits for Postdoctoral Trainee plans should be directed to Gallagher Benefit Services at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com

Newly Eligible Direct Funded Postdoctoral Fellows

Upon hire, all postdoctoral trainees who wish to enroll in Northwestern University health, dental, vision, LTD, and life plans MUST enroll within 31-days of their hire date.  Enrollment utilize one system, accessed via myHR.  To begin enrollment, login to myHR then follow the steps on this Step-By-Step Guide.

All questions regarding benefits for Postdoctoral Trainee plans should be directed to Gallagher Benefit Services at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com

Newly Eligible Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows

As a visiting postdoctoral trainee you should maintain your health care coverage at your home institution.  In the event health, dental, or vision coverage is needed, you are eligible for limited benefits through the Postdoctoral Trainee Benefit Program administered through Gallagher Benefits Services. You are eligible for health, dental, and vision only and MUST enroll within 31-days of their hire date.  Enrollment utilize one system, accessed via myHR.  To begin enrollment, login to myHR then follow the steps on this Step-By-Step Guide.

All questions regarding benefits for Postdoctoral Trainee plans should be directed to Gallagher Benefit Services at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com

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