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If you are serving a postdoctoral fellowship with the university and are not an employee of the university, you may be eligible to enroll in certain insurance plans that are part of the university’s group insurance program as a Research Affiliate – Postdoctoral (A010).

Individuals who are employed by the university as Postdoctoral Fellows (0712) must meet the same eligibility criteria as other eligible employees. 

Eligibility

To qualify for insurance as a Research Affiliate – Postdoctoral (A010), you must be serving a postdoctoral fellowship with the sponsorship of a UT Austin faculty member.  Your eligibility will continue as long as you are serving the fellowship and maintain sponsorship of a faculty member.

You must notify the Human Resource Service Center if your fellowship or faculty sponsorship ends. Your insurance will terminate at the end of the month in which the fellowship or sponsorship ends.

If your fellowship and sponsorship is extended, notify the Human Resource Service Center of your extension and provide documentation of your new end date.

Insurance Coverage

You may enroll in the plans below.

  • Medical (including $20,000 term life and $20,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance for the fellow only)
  • Dental
  • Vision

You may also enroll your eligible dependents in the medical, dental or vision plans.  You are not eligible for any other plans offered to employees as part of the university’s group insurance program or the university’s retirement programs.

Enrollment

Submit the following paperwork to the Human Resource Service Center within 31 calendar days of beginning your fellowship:

Submit a Beneficiary Designation Form directly to the insurance company for the term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Once you complete your initial insurance enrollment, it is only possible to change your enrollment if you experience a Change of Status Event or make a change during Annual Enrollment.

Premiums & Payment

Below are the monthly premium rates effective September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014.

Coverage Type UT Select Medical UT Select Dental (Delta) UT Select Dental Plus (Delta) DeltaCare USA Superior Vision Superior Vision Plus

Subscriber Only

$497.55

$30.86

$53.19

$8.55

$6.80

$10.80

Subscriber & Spouse

$972.59

$58.58

$101.01

$16.25

$10.76

$16.76

Subscriber & Child(ren)

$888.48

$64.57

$111.46

$17.96

$10.96

$17.96

Subscriber & Family

$1348.67

$91.81

$158.80

$25.65

$17.40

$25.40

Payment for each month is due by the first of the month and may be made by check or money order payable to The University of Texas at Austin.  Please include your UT EID on the check or money order.  Failure to pay by the first of the month may result in cancellation of insurance coverage.

Submit your payment by one of the methods below.

Preferred Method of Payment

Online: What I Owe

  • Monthly balance will appear once insurance enrollment forms are processed
U.S. Mail In Person

Payroll Services
ATTN: Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellowship Insurance
P. O. Box 7849
Austin, Texas 78713-7849

Payroll Services
Main Building
Room 134
Lobby Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Assistance

Questions regarding insurance eligibility and enrollment should be directed to the Human Resource Service Center. View the Need Help? web page to learn how to most efficiently obtain service.

Questions regarding payment should be directed to Payroll Services.

Questions regarding your insurance coverage should be directed to the Insurance Providers.

Department Administrative Process

To facilitate insurance enrollment:

  • Create a Research Affiliate – Postdoctoral (A010) position in HRMS with the Treat Like Employee (0% appointment) privilege code, if one does not already exist.
  • Assign the non-employee postdoctoral fellow as the incumbent for the duration of the fellowship and sponsorship.

Questions regarding the creation of University Affiliate Positions should be directed to the HRMS Support Team.  For questions regarding assignments, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at
vp-research-sr@mail.utexas.edu or 512-471-2877.