Health Insurance Information

You are required to have health insurance on the first day of your appointment at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and throughout the duration of your participation. You may not be present at NIH facilities if your insurance coverage lapses.

Individual or family insurance coverage may be purchased through ORISE, or you may obtain another insurance plan from the company of your choice. Vision and dental insurance plans are not available through ORISE for non-employee participants. For more information about the ORISE health insurance program, please visit

If you enroll in the ORISE health insurance plan, you will have the full cost of the monthly premium deducted from your payment.