316 Health Insurance

Spelman's health insurance plan provides employees and their eligible dependents access to medical, dental, prescription and vision care insurance benefits. Employees in the following employment category/classifications are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan:

Regular full-time employees

Eligible employees may participate in the health insurance plan subject to all terms and conditions of the agreement between Spelman and the insurance carrier. You have a 30-day period from the date of hire or the date of a qualifying event to enroll or change your coverage. Coverage begins on the first of the month after hire.

A change in employment classification that would result in loss of eligibility to participate in the health insurance plan may qualify an employee for benefits continuation under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Refer to the Benefits Continuation (COBRA) policy for more information.

Details of the health insurance plan are described in the Summary Plan Description (SPD). A SPD and information on cost of coverage will be provided upon request in advance of enrollment to eligible employees. Contact the Office of Human Resources for more information about health insurance benefits.

Policy No.  316  Effective Date:  9/1/2000  Revision Date:  2/26/2010