University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program


The Standard Insurance
Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plans

All postdocs and visiting scholars are automatically enrolled in the life insurance/AD&D benefit of $50,000. The University pays for this comprehensive insurance coverage. This valuable insurance program assists you in providing financial relief to your chosen beneficiaries in the event of your death.

The Standard Life/AD&D Insurance provides the medical evacuation and repatriation benefits necessary to satisfy the J Visa Program for those postdocs holding J1 Visa status and their dependents holding J2 Visa status. The $50,000 of Medical Evacuation coverage and $25,000 of Repatriation of Remains coverage required is covered through this insurance plan.

A detailed description of the life insurance/AD&D offered can be found by clicking on $50,000 Standard Life/AD&D.

Please make sure that you complete Section 7 of the Enrollment Form providing information about your chosen beneficiary(ies). If you have already completed this part of the form with your initial enrollment, it is not necessary to complete this section again unless you are making a change.

In addition to the Life Insurance provided by the University of Chicago, you have the option of purchasing additional life insurance through the Standard Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance plan. If you wish to purchase additional life insurance, please click on the Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance link.

The Evidence of Coverage Booklet is a legal document that provides details about your plan benefits and coverage. Please read this document carefully and refer to it whenever you require services.

Garnett-Powers & Associates is pleased to offer a Customer Service Representative who will assist you with benefit and enrollment questions. We will return your call or answer your email within 24 hours. Please address your questions to:

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