Human Resource Services
Medical and Dental Plans for
Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows are Eligible for Yale Medical and Dental Plans.

Coverage for Postdoctoral Fellows begins on the first day of the month following their date of employment with Yale unless their date of employment is the first day of the month and then coverage begins immediately.

An enrollment application must be completed and returned to the Benefits Office within 31 days from the date of employment in order for coverage to be in effect. The enrollment application is located online at

Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible for subsidized rates. A departmental authorization to subsidize health coverage form must be completed by your department and returned along with the enrollment application. The subsidy form is located online at

Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Benefits Office via e-mail at or by calling (203) 432-5550.