Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, Brittain Fellows, and postdocs with other academic appointments are eligible for Georgia Tech’s employee health insurance plans, subject to USG policies (see USG benefits eligible definition: http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/employee_categories). In rare cases where a postdoc is appointed at less than 75% effort (less than 30 hours per week), then the hours worked must be tracked and that will determine health benefits eligibility, if any.
As Postdoctoral Scholars receive a stipend from an external source, they are not eligible for employee benefits per USG policy. Postdoctoral Scholars may acquire their own health insurance or may choose to participate in the voluntary student health insurance plan. To enroll in the voluntary student plan, Postdoctoral Scholars must contact the Office of Postdoctoral Services.