My award changed, can I enroll now?

  • No, you are only allowed to enroll within your first 30 days of employment and/or a qualifying event for special enrollment that recently occurred and 30 days have not expired from the date of the occurrence.
  • NIH states that all fellows need to have adequate health coverage while working here, so the fellow should have had “other coverage” while under the old award and the fellow will need to maintain the other coverage. The fellow is welcome to enroll in the FAES plan during Open Season(Nov 1st-30th) and the coverage will start January 1st of the following year.
  • Some qualifying enrollment reasons:
    • Loss of other coverage
    • Change from part-time to full time
    • Entry into the USA