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. 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.
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.