Benefits

In order to recruit the highest quality doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to support our significant and growing research enterprise.  East Carolina University offers health insurance to all post-doctoral scholars at no charge.  Additionally, scholars can also opt to have their dependents covered under this health insurance plan for a fee.  To quality for this benefit, post-doctoral scholars must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on an active post-doctoral assignment of at least .75 FTE paid through the university payroll system.
  • Post-docs covered under another health insurance plan may decline coverage; international post-doctoral scholars must meet federal requirements in order to decline coverage.

Important: All J-1 exchange visitors and their accompanying family members are required to have health insurance which meets certain federal requirements:  $50,000 minimum per accident or illness; $500 maximum deductible per illness; $10,000 provision for medical evacuation; and $7,500 maximum for repatriation.  If you choose to decline the post-doctoral insurance, then you will need to purchase an alternative insurance while in the U.S.  Please contact the Office of International Affairs for more information. Ph # (252)-737-4378

Please visit the links below regarding health insurance.  If you have additional questions regarding the post-doctoral health insurance plan and/or health care providers, please visit Student Health Services.