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Postdoc Benefit Plans

Postdoctoral Benefit Plans

Note: Open Enrollment for postdoctoral trainees has ended.  If you missed the enrollment window please contact Gallagher Benefit Services at 844-315-4550 or UniversityServices.GBS.nupfbp@ajg.com for information on how to enroll for plan year 2021.

Northwestern has implemented a new benefit package for postdocs across the University.  This new 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

Who's Eligible

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Information Sessions

 

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