Health Insurance



Regular full-time or regular part-time (75%+) appointments and eligible dependents may enroll in health insurance. The University pays 80% of the health insurance premium and the employee pays 20% (pre-tax). Coverage becomes effective on the first day of the month following completion of one full calendar month of employment if all necessary forms are received by the Office of Human Resources. Premiums are paid a month in advance.


Dependent Eligibility Verification Documents
Please refer to this list for documents required for dependent eligibility verification. Documentation required for dependents must accompany paperwork. The employee has 60 days to provide a Social Security number for newborns or other dependents. However, application for coverage to add new dependents must be made within 31 days of the birth or adoption date.


Declining Coverage

If you decline coverage when first offered, you may apply during Annual Enrollment, or be eligible under a qualifying event. Contact Kathy Taylor at 425-4452 for information.


Transferring Plans
Transferring health insurance plans may be done only during Annual Enrollment. This is the only time of the year when participants can make changes in their insurance coverage. Changes in coverage will become effective on January 1.


Canceling Insurance
Cancellation is not permitted outside of Annual Enrollment unless the covered person experience a qualifying event or family status change.


Partnership Promise

If you choose the Partnership PPO or Wellness Health Savings CDHP, you must commit to a Partnership Promise. Both you and your spouse, if enrolled, have to meet the Partnership Promise in order to remain in the selected plan. Children, regardless of age, do not have to fulfill the Partnership Promise. If you cannot fulfill the Partnership Promise because of a physical or mental health condition, your health coach will work with you to come up with a different way to keep your Promise.