Enroll For Benefits
Newly hired employees currently have one month from their date of hire to enroll themselves and their dependents for benefits. After that, employees may only change their insurances and flexible spending benefits during the annual Open Enrollment period or as a result of a loss of employment-related coverage or another IRS qualifying change in status.
In general, benefits coverage begins on the first of the month following the date of hire. Insurance premiums for monthly-paid employees are deducted from each payroll check on the first of the month for coverage for that month. Insurance premiums for bi-weekly paid employees are deducted from the first bi-weekly payroll check of each month for coverage for that month.
The University provides a set of “core benefits” which are effective on the date of hire at no cost to the employee. These benefits include term life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Benefits for 2012-2013 plan year can be found in the 2012-2013 Benefits Choices Guide. Benefits for 2013-2014 plan year can be found in the 2013-2014 Benefits Choices Guide.
The University offers a comprehensive range of group insurance plans that includes, health, dental, life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. These “voluntary benefits” are those for which an employee pays a monthly premium through payroll deductions. The University also contributes to the cost of some of these plans. Again, the Benefits Choices Guide (above) provides summary information on each one of these plans.
For additional information,
Human Resources Benefits Office
Send an email message to Benefits@du.edu to ask a benefits question anytime!