Postdoctoral Scholars

** Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Gallagher/United Healthcare Postdoc Insurance plan is currently underway. The Open Enrollment period ends September 27th. **

If you are currently enrolled in the United Healthcare coverage you MUST complete an online enrollment form for the new United Healthcare plan for the 2022-2023 plan year if you wish to continue this benefit. The current United Healthcare coverage will terminate at the end of the 2021-2022 plan year (July 31, 2022) and coverage will not automatically rollover. To enroll, please go to the following link: Arthur J Gallagher & Co. For instructions, please refer to the Medical Insurance Enrollment Guide.

At USF the postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree. Our postdocs engage in research training under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academe, industry, government or the non-profit sector. In addition, postdoctoral scholars enrich the research community with their expert knowledge and experience, and provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students.

The university strives to enhance the postdoctoral experience by providing a stimulating and constructive environment, and by encouraging mutual respect and understanding. Our goal is for you to have an excellent professional and personal development experience during your postdoctoral employment at USF.

USF postdoctoral scholars are eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. To participate, you must enroll for medical, dental, life and disability insurance within 60 days of beginning employment at USF or during the annual open enrollment period. To enroll for medical insurance follow the online instructions listed below to enroll with Arthur J Gallagher & Co

USF postdoctoral scholars also have the option to enroll in the State sponsored benefits plan. For information on those plan options, please visit our Health Insurance webpage.

For more information on any plan options available you may also contact the Benefits office at

Postdoc Guide

The Postdoc Guide contains details on all benefits available to Postdoctoral Scholars, including medical and dental insurance costs, along with helpful information on university and research resources, the Tampa Bay area and more.


Medical Insurance


Frequently Asked Questions about Postdoc Benefits