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When will your benefit coverage begin?
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When you first become benefits-eligible, your department will provide you with a benefits enrollment guide, and Employee Benefits will send you an e-mail message with the online enrollment information.
You need to elect your dental plan within the first 60 days of employment or benefits eligibility. You have the option to change plans within the first 60 days, and the new plan will be made effective retroactive to your initial effective date of active coverage.
You can elect to waive coverage and not have a dental plan. You would be allowed, however, to add coverage during the year if you were to experience a loss of other coverage due to an eligible family status change.
After your first 60 days of eligibility, you can make changes to your coverage only during an Open Enrollment period or due to a family status change such as marriage or a work status change such as an appointment change from part-time to full-time.
During Open Enrollment you can change plans or add or cancel dependent coverage. With 30 days of a family or work status change you can add or cancel dependent coverage.