Postdocs appointed in the following title codes are eligible for the University of Rochester Postdoctoral Benefit Program:
093 – Postdoctoral Associate
094 – Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
095 – Postdoctoral Fellow
If you are appointed in one of the above title codes, you may make your benefit selections on this site during the above initial enrollment window. If you are enrolling eligible dependents (see dependent eligibility criteria below), they must be enrolled at the same time in your benefit selections.
Family Member Eligibility
Family member eligibility requirements are the same as the family member eligibility requirements for the University of Rochester. The major family member eligibility categories are the following:
Currently Enrolled Postdocs
Qualifying Life Events
If you are currently enrolled and experience one of the following qualifying life events, you may be able to enroll a newly eligible family member(s):
You have 30 days from the date of the qualifying life event to enroll your eligible family member on the Garnett-Powers website by completing and submitting an enrollment form.
Open Enrollment is an annual period of time designated by your employer, the University of Rochester, to allow you to make changes to your current enrollment that are otherwise not allowed throughout the rest of the year, unless you experience a qualifying life event. For instance, if you previously waived coverage for yourself and/or any eligible family members, during the designated open enrollment period, you may enroll both yourself and your dependents if you so desire in the available plan choices. For any plans in which you enroll, coverage always begins on January 1st of the following year. The annual open enrollment period is usually communicated during the month of September and normally takes place during October and/or November.
*In order to enroll your same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner, you will need to complete a Certification of Domestic Partner Status. Please complete and sign the document, then scan/email it to: URPD@Garnett-Powers.com. Once we receive the document, we will proceed with your enrollment into the plans.