Based on benefits data from the CAPS/ACSP’s 2016 National Postdoc Survey, we estimate that of the nearly 10,000 postdocs currently working in Canada:

  • ~4,000 postdocs have no drug plan, dental benefits, family coverage, extended health benefits, or vision coverage
  • ~5,000 postdocs have no long-term disability or life insurance coverage

This type of support is essential to the health and wellbeing of postdocs and their families, so the CAPS/ACSP Executive Council is looking to implement a national group health/dental insurance plan for all postdocs working in Canada and perhaps even Canadian postdocs working abroad.

Toward that goal, we have developed a survey to gauge the interest and needs of Canadian postdocs with respect to insurance coverage.

Please help us develop the most appropriate single-payer insurance program possible for postdocs by completing this brief questionnaire:  CAPS/ACSP Group Insurance Survey

It only takes about 5 min and the results will be used to inform our negotiations with insurance providers. It is our hope to have a plan (or plans) available to postdocs in the next 3-4 months.

The survey will close at midnight (Pacific Time) on July 31st, 2017.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

Sincerely,
The CAPS/ACSP Executive Council