To be eligible for benefits, employees must be appointed:
Employees may enroll the following dependants:
**The IRS has ruled that the actual cost of the domestic partner benefit is taxable income to the employee. Federal income, social security and Medicare taxes are deducted monthly from the employee’s paycheck upon addition of a domestic partner to the health and/or dental plans.
****Employees who enroll dependents age 24 - 25 may incur additional state income tax liability.
If enrolling a spouse/domestic partner or a child/adopted child/economic dependent child the following documents are required:
Enrollment forms must be received within 60 days of your appointment. The effective date of health, dental and vision coverage is the first of the month following the date the enrollment forms are received in the Human Resources Office.
Employees are responsible for notifying the Benefit office within 60 days of any life changes that may require changes to their benefit plans, such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child or a child turning age 26.
If the deadline is missed, employees may enroll in health and dental insurance plans after a 90-day waiting period under the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), or during the annual open enrollment period with coverage effective the following January 1.