2,111: Eligibility and Application for Group Health Insurance

Last Revised: May 1998

Eligibility: An employee must work at least 80 hours per month to be eligible for health insurance coverage. An employee may not be covered both as an employee and as a dependent; if you are eligible as both you may only be covered as an employee.

Faculty: Nevada System of Higher Education employees under annual contract are eligible for coverage beginning the first month coinciding with or following their hire date.

Faculty members in the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension who are members of a federal retirement program may continue to participate in the federal health and life insurance programs.

All Other Qualified Employees: Health insurance is effective the first day of the month coinciding with or following 90 continuous days of employment.

Application: All new employees must enroll themselves, and their eligible dependents, should one desire dependent coverage, within the first 30 days after being hired. Employees will receive enrollment materials at their scheduled orientation or by mail prior to arrival on campus. Completed enrollment forms must be returned to Human Resources within the allotted 30-day enrollment period.

If the employee fails to enroll within the first 30 days after their hire date, they will automatically be enrolled in "default coverage." Default coverage is the self-funded medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee only. The employee will also be enrolled in the basic life, AD&D, business accident, and long-term disability insurance plans. If dependents are not enrolled when they are first eligible, they can only be enrolled during the annual open enrollment period or upon the occurrence of a life-status change, as defined by the IRS, and the production of proof of life-status change within 30 days of the occurrence.