In order to recruit the highest quality doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to support our significant and growing research enterprise. East Carolina University offers health insurance to all post-doctoral scholars at no charge. Additionally, scholars can also opt to have their dependents covered under this health insurance plan for a fee. To quality for this benefit, post-doctoral scholars must meet the following criteria:
Important: All J-1 exchange visitors and their accompanying family members are required to have health insurance which meets certain federal requirements: $50,000 minimum per accident or illness; $500 maximum deductible per illness; $10,000 provision for medical evacuation; and $7,500 maximum for repatriation. If you choose to decline the post-doctoral insurance, then you will need to purchase an alternative insurance while in the U.S. Please contact the Office of Global Affairs for more information, phone # 252-737-4378.