Benefits Eligibility for Postdoctoral Fellows

Some MIT benefits plans are available to postdoctoral fellows who have fellowship appointments of nine consecutive months or longer. Use the charts below to confirm eligibility and enrollment requirements for specific plans.

If you are not a postdoctoral fellow, refer to the Benefits Eligibility for MIT Employees chart.

All postdoctoral fellows are eligible for the following plans

Plan Length of Appointment Enrollment Schedule Enrollment Form
MIT Affiliate Health 3 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship. Affiliate Health Plans Overview
Affiliate Health Plans Rates
Dental 9 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship. Postdoctoral Fellow Dental & Vision Enrollment/Change Form (PDF)
Vision 3 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship. Postdoctoral Fellow Dental & Vision Enrollment/Change Form (PDF)
Backup Child/Adult Care (Parents in a Pinch) 3 consecutive months or longer Pre-register at any time Backup Child and Adult Care Pre-registration Form
Childcare Scholarship Program 3 consecutive months or longer After child is enrolled in one of the Technology Children's Centers (TCC) Request information from TCC Director.
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
Plan Length of Appointment Enrollment Schedule Enrollment Form
Health 3 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage. Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (PDF)
MIT Affiliate Health 3 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage. Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (PDF)
Dental 9 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage. Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (PDF)
Vision 3 consecutive months or longer Enroll within 31 days of the start of your fellowship to continue your coverage. Notice of Continuation of Health/Dental/Vision Enrollment (PDF)
COBRA not applicable Enroll 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
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