The Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Trainee Benefits Program
The Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Trainee Benefits Program

Life/AD&D and Disability Plans

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

The Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance offered by The Standard Insurance Company is a comprehensive program providing financial relief to your chosen beneficiary(ies) in the event of death. The life insurance benefit amount is $40,000, in the event of death, with an additional benefit payable for AD&D.

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 Insurance and $25,000 of Repatriation of Remains Insurance required is covered through this  Life/AD&D Insurance.

To view the benefit summary for the Standard Life/AD&D Insurance, please click on Standard Life and AD&D Plan Benefits.

Please complete the beneficiary section (Section 7) of the enrollment form to properly designate the individual(s) to whom your life insurance benefit should be paid in the event of death.

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

This program offered by Standard Insurance provides you a way of protecting your income should you become disabled. It would begin after approximately six months of continuous disability.

Though many of us feel that we will never be disabled, the following statistic tends to disagree with that assumption: Almost 3 in 10 workers entering the work force today will become disabled before retiring (Social Security Administration Fact Sheet, January 31, 2007).

It is important to have a vehicle to offer protection to your income, to allow you to meet your financial obligations when you are unable to work. The Long-Term Disability insurance does just that. The university offers this coverage at no cost to you.

For more details on this valuable program, please click on Long-Term Disability Plan Benefits.

Employee Assistance Program

Linked to the LTD insurance, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers help to assist you and your family members in resolving personal issues such as child and elder care, difficulties in relationships, grief, loss and many other of life's challenges.

Please click on Employee Assistance Program for more details and information on accessing these services.

Travel Assistance for International Postdoc Scholars with J1 Visa

Please click on Travel Assistance for J1 Visa for more details and information on accessing these services.

Summary Plan Descriptions

The Summary Plan Descriptions are comprehensive documents that provides details about your plan benefits and coverage. The booklets for both the Life/AD&D and LTD coverage. They describe how to access the benefit, how the benefit is paid and what may be excluded.

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