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Memo from the Assistant Vice President

Memo from the Assistant Vice President of Benefits re: Medical Benefits for Postdoctoral Fellows

Memorandum

Date: September 2008

To: Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Chairs, Managers, and Departmental Administrators

From: Linda Nilsen, Assistant Vice President, Benefits

Re: Medical and Dental Benefits Enrollment Process for "Postdoctoral Fellows" (Full Time Postdoctoral Clinical Fellows & Postdoctoral Research Fellows Not Receiving Salary)

This memo is to inform you of the University medical and dental options available to full time non-salaried Postdoctoral Fellows. For your convenience, we are also including the procedures for processing the medical and dental enrollment forms for new and continuing Postdoctoral Fellows.

Full-time postdoctoral fellows not receiving salary are eligible to participate in the medical plan options that are available to full-time officers. These options include:

  • CIGNA Point-of-Service Plan
  • United Healthcare Point-of-Service Plan
  • CIGNA Modified Indemnity Plan
  • HIP HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Point-of-Service Plan
  • Aetna Dental

Details about the medical plan options are included in Benefits in Brief for Officers.

Please note that full-time postdoctoral fellows not receiving salary are eligible medical and dental coverage.

Beginning October 1, 2008, Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible to elect dental coverage through Aetna. Election of this benefit must be made on the Postdoctoral Fellow Medical Benefits Enrollment Form. The Fellow (not the department) must make payment for this coverage directly to EBPA. When the election information is received, Benefits Accounting will facilitate the billing process.

Benefits Accounting Contacts:

Deidre B. Flowers, MPA
Manager, Benefits Accounting
615 West 131st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
212-851-0639 Phone
212-851-7024 Fax
db494@columbia.edu
Colleen Conyers
Analyst, Benefits Accounting
615 West 131st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
212-851-0644 Phone
212-851-7024 Fax
cw2050@columbia.edu

 

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