602. Health Care Benefits
The University values the health and well being of its employees and their families. Under this policy, the University provides a comprehensive healthcare benefit program available to all eligible employees and their families.
All regular employees of the University working at least 20 hours a week are eligible for healthcare coverage provided by the University. Eligible family members, whose eligibility has been defined by the University's contract with the provider, may be covered by these plans provided the employee pays the required contribution.
These benefits become effective on the first day of the month coinciding with or following the date of hire provided the appropriate paperwork has been completed and submitted to Human Resources within the first 31 calendar days of employment. Employees who fail to submit paperwork within 31 calendar days of date of hire will be ineligible for coverage until the next plan year.
An employee or covered spouse or dependent who becomes ineligible for healthcare coverage may continue group health insurance coverage in accordance with federal and state COBRA guidelines.
It is the responsibility of the employee, as a new hire, to choose a health plan within 31 days of his/her date of hire. During the open enrollment period, the employee has the option of changing plans. It is the responsibility of Human Resources to notify employees of the open enrollment period, as well as changes to the health care insurance benefits.
Refer to the Comprehensive Benefits Guide (on the HR web site) for co-payment, deductible, claim filing, and coverage information. Contact Human Resources for questions about eligibility or more information regarding this policy.
Policy Approved: October 23, 1998
Last Updated: October 28, 1998
Maintainer: Human Resources