2017 PostDoc Scholar Health Insurance Stipend Guidelines

Attached are the 2017 PostDoc Scholar Health Insurance Stipend Guidelines (pdf). The guidelines provide instructions for processing health insurance stipend payments and the new stipend dollar amounts for 2017.  These new stipend amounts will need to be paid to PostDoc Scholars in December of 2016 since insurance premiums are paid one month in advance. Departments will need to submit Noncompensatory Change iForms for all PostDoc Scholars to reflect the new payment amounts with a start date of 12/1/2016 and an end date of 11/30/2017, or the end date of the current award if the award ends before the 11/30/2017 date.

Please note, all 2016 noncompensatory insurance payments are set to stop 11/30/2016. Every PostDoc Scholar will need to have a Noncompensatory Award iForms submitted and approved to ensure insurance payments are correct. Please confirm with PostDoc Scholars that they have made no changes to their health insurance during open enrollment prior to submitting stipend payments.

As a reminder, Noncompensatory iForms for the December payment cycle are to be submitted and approved by noon on 12/07/2016.

Thank you for your assistance in issuing payments to Duke’s PostDoc Scholars. If you have any questions, please contact Corporate Payroll Services at 684-2642.