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Postdoc Benefit Plans

Postdoctoral Benefit Open Enrollment for 2023 Is Coming

Open Enrollment will be from 8:00 am on Monday, October 10 to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 21.  All changes made during this time-period will be effective January 1, 2023.  More information regarding plan changes and premiums will be coming mid-October.   

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

A detailed guide on the new benefit package along with rates will be available soon.

 

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Postdoctoral Benefit Plans for 2022

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 benefit package will be administered by Gallagher Benefit Services.

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A detailed guide on the benefit package along with rates can be found here for 2022.

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

Visit the Postdoctoral Benefits Elections website to enroll and to find plan documents and information.

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

Who's Eligible

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Those not eligible include Mellon Postdocs, WCAS Affiliates, and Postdocs on the Qatar Campus.

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