In order to be eligible for benefits, full-time faculty and staff must be hired into a permanent position working 30 hours per week. Eligible employees may also choose to cover their spouse and eligible dependents.
DEPENDENT AGE LIMITS/INSURANCE PLANS
Dependents are eligible to be covered on your insurance plans (medical, dental, vision) up to the end of the calendar year the child reaches age 26 regardless of marital status. Dependent children may be covered on your voluntary child life plan from age 14 days and continues to age 26, if unmarried.
Insurance benefits will be effective the 1st of the month following your hire date.
MID-YEAR ENROLLMENT CHANGES
The elections you make are for the entire calendar year and generally cannot be changed outside of the Open Enrollment period. However, if you have a Qualified Life Event, as defined by the IRS, you will be able to make benefit changes. You have 30 days after the event to make your changes. Contact HR for further information.
Typically the open enrollment dates for MWSU are during the month of November; with an effective date of January 1st.