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FAES offers a comprehensive insurance plan to NIH Fellows.

The FAES Insurance Office is open Monday to Thursday 10AM to 4PM by appointment. Please contact FAES by phone 301-496-8063 or email to schedule an appointment. Insurance representatives continue to be available by phone or email Monday to Friday 9AM to 4PM. We continue to process new enrollments, renewals and terminations via email as well. We also continue to offer Virtual Video Health Insurance Consultations. Please email to schedule a virtual meeting.

FAES Open Enrollment September 13th to 24th

Medical/Prescription, Dental and Vision Plans | 2021-2022 Plan Year
Effective November 1, 2021

Since 1959 the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) has been working to support the professional and educational mission of the National Institutes of Health. This support has included a health insurance program for select members of the NIH community over the past several decades. We have made many changes over the years with the end goal of ensuring a robust and sustainable plan.

FAES will continue to offer the Trustmark/Aetna Signature Administrators PPO Medical/Prescription plan and the MetLife Dental/Vision plan for the 2021-2022 plan year. We are pleased to announce that no coverage changes were made for the new plan year.

2021-2022 Insurance Plan information can be found on the FAES Insurance “Explore Insurance Plans”  webpage.

Open Enrollment September 13-24, 2021

Open Enrollment is a time when you can make changes to your insurance election. Changes can include switching from individual coverage to family coverage (or vice versa), dropping coverage all together or enrolling if you previously waived coverage. If you wish to make changes, please contact the FAES Insurance department by phone or email. Changes will take effect with the start of our new plan year on November 1, 2021.

If you are currently enrolled and choose to remain on the plan for the new plan year, you will automatically be reenrolled in Medical/Prescription and Dental/Vision plans effective November 1, 2021. You do not need to fill out new paperwork.

FAES Insurance will host daily (Monday-Friday) Open Enrollment Information Sessions via Zoom, September 13-24 at 3pm.

Meeting ID: 881 3778 3381
Passcode: 676374

If you have recently moved, please remember to email us your new mailing address.  Please send all inquiries to


Thank you,

FAES Insurance

(301) 496-8063

FAES makes it simple for Fellows to acquire the health insurance coverage you need for working or training at NIH. We have partnered with Trustmark® and MetLife to provide insurance plans that include medical/prescription, dental and vision for you or your family.

FAES is committed to meeting the insurance needs of Fellows and their families. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful support staff are here to assist you with understanding your plan benefits and responsibilities as well as the many health-related services available to you during your tenure here at NIH.

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 301.496.8063
Fax: 301.480.3585

“Less than one hour for an email reply! Incredibly knowledgeable and excellent in explaining detailed information regarding insurance policies.”
– FAES Feedback Survey Respondent

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July 06, 2021

Fall 2021 Registration Now Open

Register now for credit-bearing three to seven-week online courses and ongoing workshops during the Fall 2021