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Health Insurance Plan Frequently Asked Questions Print Email

Updated January 18, 2010

The NPA has released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the  Postdoctoral Scholar Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan.

Follow this link to the FAQs.

October 6, 2009

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and Garnett-Powers and Associates, Inc. have joined together to offer a health insurance plan to full, individual NPA members who do not have access to health insurance. Benefit coverage for the new plan is provided through StudentResources, a UnitedHealthcare company specializing in university health programs.

Stacy L. Gelhaus, Ph.D., Chair of the NPA Board of Directors, said, "The NPA Board is very pleased to be able to offer this plan, which meets a very real need within the postdoctoral community. We could not have offered this benefit without the assistance of Garnett-Powers, and we want to express our appreciation to them for their work on our behalf." Garnett-Powers are longtime supporters of NPA.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan offers postdoctoral researchers single coverage at a reasonable cost ranging from $182.50 to $215.50 per month.  The postdoc must be a full, individual member of the NPA to be eligible for the plan.  The full, individual membership fee for postdoctoral scholars is only $35 a year.

Some of the important features of the plan are:

  • Low monthly cost
  • Access to a large nationwide panel of physicians
  • Low co-pays and co-insurance for doctor's visits, hospitalization, lab, x-ray and prescriptions
  • Coverage is available for your eligible dependents, including domestic partners
  • Maternity is covered
  • Coverage is guaranteed regardless of any medical condition
  • All J1 visa requirements for medical coverage, repatriation and medical evacuation are satisfied by enrollment in this plan.

For more information or to enroll in this plan, click here 


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