As a new hire you will select benefits and may make changes within 31 days of your hire date.
For existing employees, Enrollment Periods occur every year from October 1 through October 31. Employees may make changes to their insurance benefits based on the type of enrollment period. All changes and any applicable premium changes are effective on January 1 of the following year. Open Enrollment happens every year, however changes to dental benefits are permitted only during odd-numbered years as listed below. If you have a qualifying life event you are permitted to make the changes without waiting for Open Enrollment.
Qualifying Life Events
- Separation (based on pre-tax premiums)
- Employment/insurance change of dependents (loss or gain of coverage)
- Dependency change of children — children may be covered on health, dental, and/or vision insurance until age 26 even if they are eligible for another employer plan. Dependents may be carried on dependent life until age 19, or age 25 if they are a full-time student.