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The Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Trainee Benefits Program

Garnett-Powers & Associates is pleased to offer the Vanderbilt University Postdoctoral Trainee Benefits Program. This comprehensive health program is comprised of the following six benefit plans offered through internationally recognized insurance carriers, Aetna and Standard Life. The plans being offered are:

  • Aetna Open Choice 80/60 PPO Medical Plan
  • Aetna Open Choice 90/70 PPO Medical Plan
  • Aetna Dental HMO Plan or Aetna Dental PPO Plan
  • Assurant Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Standard Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
  • Standard Long-Term Disability Plan

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an annual period of time designated by your employer, Vanderbilt University, to allow you to make changes to your current enrollment that are otherwise not allowed throughout the rest of the year, unless you experience a qualifying life event. For instance, if you previously waived coverage for yourself and/or any eligible family members, during the designated open enrollment period, you may enroll both yourself and your dependents if you so desire in the available plan choices.

The annual open enrollment period is currently from September 19, 2016 – September 28, 2016. For any plans in which you enroll, coverage will begin on October 1, 2016.

Click here to view the Open Enrollment Presentation

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* To learn if your department allows for payment of their coverage through either the associated grant or departmental funds, please check with your department administrator before enrolling your dependents.

Newly Appointed Postdocs

Please click on the links below to access information to assist you in
understanding the plans, postdoc contributions and how to enroll in your desired benefit selections:

Eligibility for Enrollment: Information is provided to assist you in understanding the eligibility criteria – the time frame for making your plan choices and your family member eligibility.

Enrollment: Learn how to make your plan choices.

Medical Plans: Access detailed plan information regarding the two Aetna PPO options available.

Dental Plans: Learn about the two Aetna dental plans available, the dental HMO and the dental PPO.

Vision Plans: Review the options available for vision coverage, one being a voluntary plan offered by Assurant, the other being a discount vision plan offered through Aetna.

Medical PPO Buy-Up Costs: This page provides information on the buy-up cost for the Aetna 90/70 PPO plan, as well as how to pay for the contributions and the ongoing billing procedure.

Life AD&D/Disability Plans: You are automatically enrolled in the life insurance and long-term disability plans. Please click on the link to review the coverage provided by Vanderbilt University.

Continuing Coverage When Your Appointment Terminates: Learn how to maintain your existing coverage when your postdoctoral appointment ends.

Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. is pleased to offer a Vanderbilt Customer Service Representative, dedicated to this program. Please address benefit and enrollment questions to:

Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Or call us Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Pacific Time
Toll free at 1-888-441-3719

Contact Vanderbilt Postdoc Program Services

We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

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