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Eligibility

When Benefits Begins

Regular full-time employees are eligible for benefits. An eligible employee is a member who works a minimum of 20 hours per week for the University. Your Benefits begin on the first date of the month coinciding with or following the 1st day of employment. Benefit plans currently include:

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plan (Section 125 Plan)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Basic Life Insurance Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(a) and 403(b) Retirement Plans

 

For Eligible Dependents

Employees must complete and return their benefits enrollment paperwork to the Human Resources Department within 31 days of their eligibility for benefits. Please note, if you or your eligible dependents do not enroll in the plans within 31 days of your eligibility date, you will not be able to enroll until the next Open Enrollment Period. Please refer to the Summary Plan Document for more details.

Prior to June 1, 2010 and the recently enacted health care reform measures, Eligible Dependents included your:

  • Spouse or Registered Domestic Partner
  • Unmarried child to age 19
  • Unmarried child to age 24 if enrolled as a full-time student in a certified educational institution and claimed as dependent under the IRS definition
  • Unmarried child of any age who is incapable of self-sustaining employment due to a mental or physical handicap.

Effective June 1, 2010 and due to the recently enacted health care reform measures, Eligible Dependents include your:

  • Spouse or Registered Domestic Partner
  • Dependent children, regardless of student status and marital status until they reach age 26
  • Unmarried dependent child of any age who is incapable of self-sustaining employment due to a mental or physical handicap.

For more detailed information, see the U.S. Health Care Reform Update (PDF 92KB).

Note: A child includes your adopted child, stepchild or recognized natural child.