New Employee Eligibility
All full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week will be eligible for benefits. As a new employee, you have 30 days from your initial start date to enroll in benefits.
- Medical, Dental, Vision: Medical, Dental, and Vision coverages will take effect on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
- Other Coverages: All other coverages will take effect on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
*These benefits may require employees to be actively at work at the time benefits become effective. Please review policy documents, or contact HR, for additional information.
Definition of “Eligible Dependents”
The below definitions refer to Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverages.
- Your legal spouse who is a resident of the same country in which the Employee resides. Such spouse must have met all requirements of a valid marriage contract of the State in which the marriage of such parties was performed. For the purposes of this definition, “spouse” shall not mean a common law spouse or domestic partner.
- The employee’s dependent children until the end of the month, in which, they attain age 26, legally adopted children from the date the employee assumes legal responsibility, foster children that live with the employee and for whom the employee is the primary source of financial support, children for whom the employee assumes legal guardianship and stepchildren.
- Also included are the employee’s children (or children of the employee’s spouse) for whom the employee has legal responsibility resulting from a valid court decree.
- Children who are mentally or physically disabled and totally dependent on the employee for support, past the age of 26 or older. To be eligible for continued coverage past the age of 26, certification of the disability is required within 31 days of attainment of age 26. A certification form is available from the employer or from the claims administrator and may be required periodically. You must notify the claims administrator and/or the employer if the dependent’s marital or tax exemption status changes and they are no longer eligible for continued coverage.
Changes Due to Life Events
Unless you experience a qualifying life event, you cannot make changes to your benefits until the next open enrollment period. Open Enrollment typically occurs in October/November preceding the new plan year for Benefits. Please watch for communication from Human Resources indicating when Open Enrollment is scheduled.
For a qualifying life event, an election change must be made within 30 days of the qualifying event. To make changes to your benefits, you will need to log in to your Employee Navigator portal. If you miss the 30 day deadline, you must wait until the next annual open enrollment period to make any adjustments to your benefits.
Qualifying life events include:
- Marriage, divorce, legal separation or death of a spouse
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Change in child’s dependent status
- Death of a spouse, child or other qualified dependent
- Change in residence
- Change in employment status or a change in coverage under another employer-sponsored plan.
Contact your HR Team if you have any questions regarding life events or any other benefits related questions.