Retirement plan eligibility is based on the program available to your employment category and any prior plan participation. Your offer letter should indicate which employment program you have, and what benefits options are available to you. If you are not sure of your employment program, speak to your manager or contact the ISC.
Academic student employees (ASE) are provided health coverage through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP). If eligible, you are automatically enrolled for this coverage, and may elect to enroll your dependents.
Your deadline to enroll for health and spending accounts is 31 days from the date you were hired into a benefits-eligible position (e.g., your hire date).
If you fail to enroll by your deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the default options:
- Uniform Medical Plan, employee only, and charged the Tobacco Subsidy ($25/month)
- Uniform Dental Plan, employee only
- Basic Life Insurance ($35,000) and Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD) coverage
- The retirement plan aligned with your job type, with no opportunity to change at a later date
Your next opportunity to enroll in or change your health benefits will be during annual Open Enrollment in November, with a January 1 effective date.