Health Insurance

Postdocs are required to maintain health insurance coverage during the appointment; a lapse in coverage will terminate the appointment.

Postdocs receive $5,000 per year (as part of the stipend) to help defray the cost of health insurance. Individual or family insurance coverage may be purchased through ORAU, or obtained through the company of the Postdoc’s choice. Vision and dental insurance plans are not available through ORAU for IC Postdoc Program participants.

If enrolled in the ORAU health insurance plan, the full cost of the monthly premium will be deducted from the stipend payment.

For information about the health insurance through ORAU, please visit: