Coverage for benefit eligible positions begins on the first day of the month concurrent with, or following, the effective date of your date of hire. If your position begins after the first day of the month, your coverage will not begin until the first day of the following month.
Coverage ends the last day of the month in which your employment ends.
Employees eligible for health insurance coverage include:
- Academic and Administrative Faculty at least 50% Full Time Employment (FTE).
- Classified Staff (working at least 80 hours per month)
- Post-Doctoral Scholars
- Letter of Appointment at least 50% FTE
- Part Time Instructors (benefit eligibility depends on number of credits teaching per semester). Refer to chart for months eligible for health insurance by each semester teaching.
Part-Time Instructor Health Coverage Eligibility
||February - May
|Summer Term 1
|Summer Term 2
|Summer Term 3
||September - December
Annual Benefit Open Enrollment is held May 1-31 for an effective date of July 1 each year.
Outside of the annual open enrollment, if a qualifying life event takes place (birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, or loss of medical coverage) participants are eligible to make changes to their plan within 60 days of the life event.
During the annual open enrollment, the benefits team holds outreach services at various campus locations, to answer questions.