Garnett-Powers & Associates is pleased to offer the Northwestern University Non-Employee Postdoctoral Scholar Benefit Program. All non-employee postdoctoral scholars are eligible to enroll in the plans offered. This comprehensive health program is comprised of the following benefit plans for your selection, offered through Aetna, Guardian and Standard Insurance companies:
- Aetna Medical: A choice of an HMO or PPO plan
- Guardian Dental: A choice of an HMO or PPO plan
- EyeMed Vision PPO
- Standard Life Insurance
- Standard Voluntary Life Insurance
- Standard Long-Term Disability
Links to detailed benefit summaries of all of the plans offered are located on the left side of this page. Please click on Medical Plans, Dental Plans, Vision Plan, Life/AD&D Insurance, and Long-Term Disability to review this information.
For Postdocs Currently Enrolled or Who Waived Coverage
Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2017
The Open Enrollment period for Plan Year 2017 is October 24th – November 11th, 2016. Open Enrollment allows you to make changes to your current enrollment in the program, with those changes being effective as of January 1, 2017.
There are no benefit or insurance carrier changes for the new plan year, however the medical plan rates have increased. Please click on 2017 Postdoc Premium Contributions in order to view the new rates. For information about changing your current enrollment, or enrolling for the first time if you previously waived, please click on Open Enrollment.
Newly Appointed Postdocs - Enrolling in the Plans
This web site has been developed to provide information on all parts of the program, as well as provide a simple enrollment method for you to follow to ensure your enrollment in your selected plans. You may choose any of the medical, dental and/or vision plans for you and your family. You may also choose the voluntary life insurance and/or the voluntary long-term disability plan. Your enrollment is automatic in the life/AD&D insurance regardless of whether you choose to enroll in any of the other benefits offered through this program.
In order to facilitate an efficient and timely enrollment process, the universal enrollment form for this program must be completed online. In order to get started, please click on Enrollment. Please first print the New Hire Enrollment Form Instructions to assist you in completing the Initial Enrollment Form. These instructions provide step-by-step information to guide you through each section of the form. If the New Hire Enrollment Form is not completed properly, it could affect your enrollment in the plans and delay your access to service.
Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. is pleased to offer a Northwestern University Postdoctoral Program Customer Service Representative, dedicated to this program. Please address benefit and enrollment questions to:
Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Or call us Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Pacific Time
Toll free at 1-800-319-9557
Contact Northwestern Postdoc Program Services
We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.
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