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Non-Employee Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Program Open Enrollment

The Northwestern University Non-Employee Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Program Open Enrollment is fast approaching. The Open Enrollment period will begin on 11/4/2019 and run through 11/18/2019. During that time, you may make changes to your current enrollment effective January 1, 2020.

Changes you may make during this time are:

  1. Enroll eligible dependents for whom coverage was previously waived.
  2. Enroll yourself in plans you previously waived.
  3. Change from the HMO to the PPO medical and/or dental plan, and vice versa.

If you are not making any changes to your coverage, no action is necessary. Your current coverage will continue into the new plan year.

Please Note: The Medical insurance rates are increasing slightly. Please visit the Garnett-Powers plan website at nu.gpa.services on or after 11/4/2019, to review the plans and new rates, and make any desired changes.

Please be advised that disclosures concerning the medical plans offered by the Northwestern University Non-Employee Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Program will be available on the Benefit Program website on 11/4/2019.

Availability of Summary Health Information

As a Postdoctoral Scholar at Northwestern University, the health benefits available to you provide important protection for you and your enrolled family members in case of illness or injury.

Your plan offers a series of health coverage options. Choosing a health coverage option is an important decision. To help you make an informed choice, your plan makes available a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The SBC summarizes important information about any health coverage option in a standard format to help you compare across options.

The SBCs will be available online as of 11/4/2019 on the Garnett-Powers’ hosted Northwestern University Non-Employee Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Program website. Please click on ‘Medical Plans’ to access the SBCs. 

Paper copies are also available, free of charge, by calling the toll-free number on your ID card.

Please Note: If you are no longer a Postdoc at Northwestern University, please disregard this message. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Benefits Division at 847-491-78513 or benefits@northwestern.edu.

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