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Benefits Enrollment Deadline

Question: When can I enroll in benefits?


Generally, there are four times when you can enroll in or may be able to change your benefits at the university:

  • As a newly hired or newly eligible faculty or staff member.
  • After experiencing a qualified family status change.
  • During the annual Open Enrollment period.
  • Your next period of eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, if applicable

As a new hire, you have 30 days to enroll, or as specified by your collective bargaining agreement. It is to your advantage to enroll in benefits as soon as you are eligible. If you are eligible, you can enroll in, or make changes to Retirement Savings Plan at any time of the year. You can enroll in Expanded Long-Term Disability, Optional Group and Dependent Spouse or Other Qualified Adult Group Term at any time by providing proof of insurability in the form of a health statement.  Enrollment information for individual plans is included on the University HR website.

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Posted: 06 Jun, 2008
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