Benefits Eligibility for Postdoctoral Fellows

Some MIT benefits plans are available to postdoctoral fellows who have fellowship appointments of three consecutive months or longer.

All Postdoctoral Fellows

All postdoctoral fellows are eligible for the following plans.

PlanEnrollment ScheduleEnrollment Form
MIT Affiliate HealthEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship.Affiliate Health Plans
DentalEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship.Postdoctoral Fellow Dental & Vision Enrollment/Change Form (below)
VisionEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship.Postdoctoral Fellow Dental & Vision Enrollment/Change Form (below)
Backup Child/Adult Care (Parents in a Pinch)Pre-register at any timeBackup Child and Adult Care Pre-Registration Form
Childcare Scholarship ProgramAfter child is enrolled in one of the Technology Children's Centers (TCC)Request information from TCC Director.

Some Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellows who were eligible and participating in an MIT group plan before their fellowship began are eligible to continue coverage under the following plans.

PlanLength of AppointmentEnrollment ScheduleEnrollment Form
Health3 consecutive months or longerEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage.Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (below)
MIT Affiliate Health3 consecutive months or longerEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage.Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (below)
Dental3 consecutive months or longerEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage.Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (below)
Vision3 consecutive months or longerEnroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage.Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (below)
COBRANot applicableEnroll within 60 days of notification by MIT of loss of coverage or date you lose coverage, whichever is later.Election Form mailed by MIT COBRA Plan administrator