Health Insurance - HR Policy 309

Health Insurance - HR Policy 309

Abstract:
This policy describes the conditions and eligibility for the group health insurance program available to UAB employees.
Effective Date:
7/1/2012
Responsible Party:
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Faculty, Staff
Material Original Source:

Policy 309 – Health Insurance

Date Issued: 10/80
Date Revised: 07/12

Employees are eligible to join a group health insurance program during the first 31 days of employment with UAB. Those not joining during the first 31 days will be allowed to join only during an annual open enrollment period which will be announced by UAB or within 31 days of a qualifying life event.  Qualifying life events include, but are not limited to, marriage, birth of a child, adoption, or involuntary loss of coverage. This is not an all-inclusive list and you may contact the Benefits Office for more examples of qualifying events.

Employees may select a level of coverage to cover the employee, spouse, and/or dependent children up to age 26.. Refer to UAB's group health insurance plan booklets for more details.

To lower the premium cost to employees, UAB pays a major portion of the premium.  Coverage is also available for Sponsored Adults and children of Sponsored Adults subject to applicable imputed income and taxation.

If you are at least 60 years old or older with at least 5 years of service upon termination of employment, you are eligible to continue to participate in the health insurance plan in which you were enrolled at the UAB retiree rates (UAB LLC employees are not eligible for this benefit).


POLICY 309.A Voluntary Dental Plans


UAB makes available a stand-alone employee-paid dental plan. The dental program provides employees the opportunity to choose between a basic or comprehensive dental plan.

Employees are eligible to join the dental plan within the first 31 days from the date of employment. Otherwise, you may join during an announced annual open enrollment period or within 31 days of a qualifying life event. Qualifying life events include, but are not limited to, marriage, birth of a child, adoption, or involuntary loss of coverage. This is not an all-inclusive list and you may contact the Benefits Office for more examples of qualifying events.

Employees may select a level of coverage to cover the employee, spouse, and/or dependent children to age 26. Refer to UAB's group health insurance plan booklets for more details.
Coverage is also available for Sponsored Adults and children of Sponsored Adults subject to applicable imputed income and taxation.
Information concerning the dental program is available from the Benefits Office.


POLICY 309.B Voluntary Vision Plan


UAB makes available a stand-alone employee-paid vision plan.

Employees are eligible to join the vision plan within the first 31 days from the date of employment. Otherwise, you may join during an announced annual open enrollment period or within 31 days of a qualifying life event.  Qualifying life events include, but are not limited to, marriage, birth of a child, adoption, or involuntary loss of coverage. This is not an all-inclusive list and you may contact the Benefits Office for more examples of qualifying events.
Employees may select a level of coverage to cover the employee, spouse, and/or dependent children up to age 26. Refer to UAB's group health insurance plan booklets for more details.

Coverage is also available for Sponsored Adults and children of Sponsored Adults subject to applicable imputed income and taxation.

Information concerning the vision program is available from the Benefits Office.