Non-Harvard Benefits-Eligible postdocs

    You have 3 options:

    • Harvard University Health Program for Postdoc Affiliates.

      This is basically the health plan available to graduate students. However attractive this option may seem, please do not assume that this plan is cheaper or provides better coverage than the alternative, especially if you have a family. 

    • Mass Health Connector for MA residents

      The Connector offers Massachusetts individuals and families a wide range of health insurance options that are available without any pre-existing condition restrictions.

      Before you get started, visit the Help Center for helpful information, view frequently asked questions, and find free, in-person help near you. The Help Center will put a person in touch with Enrollment Assisters, such as Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CACs). These are trained and certified individuals at organizations in a specific geographic area that can help a person apply for coverage and shop for plans.

      Additional information on these Health Insurance plans is also available on the Harvard International Office website. Help for navigating the Mass Health Connector can also be found at the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (In particular, Tina Alu, Associate Director).

    • Compass Student Health Insurance

      Compass provides ​F-1, M-1, J and OPT Insurance Plan Options for International Students & Scholars. If you have any questions, you can contact Katy Krause directly at 781 519 4424 or 781 356 1999