Eligible employees must enroll in a medical plan within sixty (60) days of employment, or reemployment if there has been a break in service of more than thirty (30) days. The standard effective date for medical coverage is the first of the month following the receipt of enrollment and supporting documentation to the Office of Human Resources.
Employees who fail to enroll within the sixty (60) day timeframe will delay the effective date of medical coverage for a minimum of ninety (90) days after submitting the appropriate document to the Office of Human Resources. Reenrollment or change in enrollment follow the same effective dates as enrollment.
An employee who is on leave of absence wtihout pay, temporary disability compensation, non-industrial disability leave, or other non-pay status may not enroll while in such status. However, the employee may enroll within sixty (60) days of returning to active status provided that he/she would otherwise have been eligible to enroll during the non-pay status.
Eligible employees who are granted a leave of absence without pay may continue their participation in their medical plan by making direct payments of the full premiums to the plan provider.