As a postdoctoral appointee, you are contributing not only to the research here at the School of Medicine, but also to biomedical advances that will improve lives and human health around the world.

Benefit and Time Off Information
The summary guide includes health plan details and rates, as well as an overview of the Washington University benefits available to you and your family. Review the guide and view the website for more details on benefits.

Benefit Eligibility for Postdoctoral Scholars with Outside Funding (PDF)

Enrollment Period
Eligible employees may enroll within 31 days after their date of hire, during the annual open enrollment  (in November) and/or within 31 days (62 days for birth of baby) after a qualified family status change or life event.

Effective Date
First of the month coincident with or following date of hire, January 1 following annual open enrollment, and/or first of the month following a qualified family status change or life event. The birth of a baby is effective the date the baby is born.

Guidelines on Benefit Changes Applicable to Transfers Between Postdoc and Faculty/Staff (PDF)

For new employees:
You will receive an automated email from HR Benefits notifying you that you are eligible to enroll. If you are not able to enroll, talk to your department to ensure all of your employment documentation is completed.

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