Yes, you do need a physical to work at the NIH but not to enroll for health insurance.
Physicals necessary for working at NIH are give in the Occupational Medical Services, Building 10, room C6306. Please contact OMS at (301) 496-4411 for more information.
Due to contractual agreement with CareFirst and FAES the answer is normally no. Members have their first 30 days of employment or a special enrollment reason. There is a 30 day deadline for new enrollment and for special enrollment reasons. Based on an individual circumstance, enrollment will be subject to approval by the FAES Insurance Manager and/or supervisor.
You may have your ID number early only in an emergency situation. In case of an emergency situation, please contact the FAES insurance office at 301-496-8063 and your ID number will be ready in about 48 business hours.
You must report any change (e.g. marriage, birth of a baby, dependents arriving from a foreign country, adoption, loss of previous coverage) to FAES within 30 days of the event, and completed the required forms. If not reported within 30 days, then the change may be made at the next open season. FAES open season is held during the month of November with a January 1st effective date.
Once a member’s family enters the United States, he/she has 30 days to add them to his/her insurance plan. Fellows must obtain a new Election of Health Insurance form from their Administrative Officer. Members must then complete an Existing Member Change Form (obtained from FAES), and provide FAES with the family members’ passports.
Parents may NOT be added to an insurance plan. Only dependents that meet the eligibility requirements of our Carefirst Contract. Please see the Benefits Guide for more information.
For service area of Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia:
For service area outside of D.C. Metro area (including outside of USA) please go to www.bcbs.com to find providers within the U.S. and around the world.
Once a member has obtained a Carefirst ID number, he/she may return to the pharmacy within 7 business days for a direct refund. The member must supply the pharmacy with his/her insurance ID and the receipt.
Benefits are terminated at the end of the month in which you leave your position. Additionally, Fellowship Award Forms/Election of Health Insurance paperwork is only valid for one year. If you or your Administrative Officer (A.O.) fail to forward your renewal forms to our office you will be terminated. At the end of your termination month C.O.B.R.A. information is sent to your forwarding address. You are given 60 days to elect C.O.B.R.A. Once you elect C.O.B.R.A. your coverage is retroactive to the first day of the month following termination.
C.O.B.R.A. information is sent to you at your forwarding address the first day of the month following your termination. You have 60 days to elect C.O.B.R.A. Once you elect C.O.B.R.A. your coverage is retroactive.
C.O.B.R.A. can be elected for your dependents only, but cannot be changed after initial election.
Yes, Bluevision offers a national network consisting of optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians. To find a provider, go to www.carefirst.com and utilize the “Find a Doctor” feature or call Davis Vision at (800) 783-5602 for list of network providers’ closet to you. Be sure you ask your provider if he or she participates with the Davis vision network before you receive care.