Health Insurance

Medical Plan Information for Visiting Fellows who are U.S. citizens

Visiting Fellows with an appointment of at least 50% time or more for five months or more are eligible for coverage under a University medical plan. You will have 31 days from your appointment start date to elect medical plan coverage for yourself and/or your eligible dependents. If you do not make an election you will be defaulted into the High Deductible Plan with employee only coverage (no prescription plan and a $5,000 deductible). Upon your arrival, the Human Resources Office will provide you with a package of benefits information. This package will contain detailed information regarding your medical plan options, monthly cost information, and instructions on how to enroll or waive the coverage. Please review this information carefully, and if you have any questions, you may contact the Benefits team within the Office of Human Resources at 609-258-3302 or via email benefits@princeton.edu. You may also view their web site for additional information at http://www.princeton.edu/hr/benefits/.

Medical Plan Information for Visiting Fellows on a J1-Visa

Health insurance for J1 Scholars and their dependents is a requirement for participation in the Exchange Visitor Program. Therefore, Visiting Fellows on a J1-Visa are eligible to elect medical plan coverage, regardless of their duty time or length of appointment. The University provides three different options for medical plan coverage for J1-Visa holders. You will have 31 days from your appointment start date to elect coverage for yourself and/or your eligible dependents. If you do not make an election, you will be defaulted into the J1-Visa Plan with employee only coverage. Upon your arrival, the Human Resources Office will provide you with a package of benefits information. This package will contain detailed information regarding your medical plan options, monthly cost information, and instructions on how to enroll or waive the coverage. Please review this information carefully, and if you have any questions, you may contact the Benefits team with the Office of Human Resources at 609-258-3302 or via email benefits@princeton.edu. You may also view their web site for additional information at http://www.princeton.edu/hr/benefits/.

Rates

For an overview of available plans and the current year’s rates, please go to: http://www.princeton.edu/hr/benefits/hlth/rates/. If you have specific questions, please contact the benefits team at benefits@princeton.edu.