Faculty and University Work Force (UWF) employees are eligible to begin insurance coverage on the first day of the month following their date of hire and upon completion of online enrollment on the People First web site and payroll deduction of premiums. Employees must submit a Confirmation of Benefits statement to the Human Resources Department upon enrollment in order for payroll deductions to be set up promptly and accurately.
Premiums are paid one month in advance, so payroll deduction must occur prior to the effective date of coverage. For example, premiums for September coverage are deducted from the August paycheck. Premiums are deducted from the first two pay warrants received each month. No insurance deductions are made when a third paycheck is received during the same month.
For health insurance only, newly eligible employees may request coverage to begin as early as the first of the month following their enrollment on the People First website and payment of premiums through an alternate method. Health premiums may be "double deducted" to withdraw the full month's premium from the 2nd paycheck in a month. Double deductions are not available for supplemental insurance (e.g. dental, vision, disability, etc.) premiums. Enrollments must be completed on the People First Web Site for supplemental insurance and entered into the payroll system for deductions to begin on the first paycheck in the month prior to the desired effective date of coverage.
Beginning with January 1, 2014 Other Personnel Services (OPS) employees who have been determined by the People First Service Center as eligible may also enroll in certain State sponsored pre-tax insurances with the earliest effective date of the first day of the third month of employment. For example if hire June 15th the earliest first date of coverage would be August 1st.