The University makes available to all full–time employees hospitalization insurance under the state contract, and the state pays a percentage of the premiums. The University also makes available to all eligible employees HMO hospitalization insurance, also under state contract, and the state pays a portion of those premiums. When an employee becomes eligible for hospitalization insurance, he or she should contact the Controller’s Office to complete enrollment forms. Payroll deductions are made for the employee’s share of the premium.
Participation by each member of the staff in university hospitalization plans and/or group life insurance is optional.
4.20.2 Group Life Insurance
All full–time employees are entitled to group life insurance through a state contract. The state pays 50 percent of the cost of this coverage for this employee. The employee pays 100 percent of the cost for dependent life coverage. The face life amount of insurance for employee and dependents varies; therefore, each employee will be presented this information by the Controller’s Office. Payroll deductions are made for the employee’s share of the premium.
4.20.3 Other Insurance
There are various types of additional insurance offered to full–time employees. These consist of cancer, intensive care, dental, disability and annuities. The employee pays 100 percent of the cost for all of these. Group insurance for any employee on leave without pay may be continued for a period of one year only, during which time the employee pays the full premium on a monthly basis.
Group insurance for any employee who voluntarily resigns can be continued under the COBRA benefits for a period of 18 months providing the plan member pays the COBRA premium each month. Additional information can be obtained in the Controller’s Office.
When an employee is eligible for retirement, the hospitalization and life insurance may be continued under the same conditions as during his or her employment.
Employees or retirees who reach age 65 are able to retain 75 percent of the amount of life insurance for which they were previously eligible. Employees or retirees who reach age 70 are able to retain 50 percent of the amount of life insurance for which they were eligible prior to age 65. Employees who remain actively employed after age 65 continue to be eligible for the same health benefits for which they were eligible prior to age 65.
When an employee or retiree reaches age 70, all AD and D (Accidental Death and Dismemberment) benefits are terminated.
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