You are required to have health insurance on the first day of your appointment and throughout the duration of your appointment. You may not continue in the DOE Scholars Program if your insurance coverage lapses.
You may be eligible to purchase individual or family insurance coverage offered through ORISE, or you may obtain another insurance plan from the company of your choice.
The DOE Scholars Program may offer a health insurance stipend supplement to help defray the cost of your insurance. This supplement may be applied to the insurance plan of your choice. If you are not enrolled in the insurance plan offered through ORISE, we must receive documentation of the premium paid before issuing the first supplement.
If you enroll in the health insurance plan offered through ORISE, you will have the full cost of the monthly premium deducted from your stipend payment. This deduction pays for health insurance for the current month.
Vision and dental insurance plans are not available through ORISE.