An employee’s coverage under the district-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance plans becomes effective as outlined below:
- Employees hired and having a start date between the 1st and 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective on the first day of the month following the first day of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 10 would become eligible for benefits on Sept. 1.
- Employees hired and starting work after the 15th of the month — Benefits will become effective the first day of the second full month of paid service in a monthly salaried position of at least half-time or more. EXAMPLE: An employee starting on Aug. 26 would become eligible for benefits on Oct. 1.
- Coverage for Eligible Dependents who are included on an employee's enrollment form becomes effective the same date as the employee's coverage. All enrollment forms must be received in the Employee Benefits Office no later than 31 days from the date the employee becomes eligible. If the forms are not received by the 31st day, employees and their dependents will have to wait until the next Open Enrollment period to apply and benefits will be effective Jan. 1 of the following year.