Effective Date of Coverage Dental
Eligible Employees must enroll in a dental plan within
sixty (60) days of employment, or reemployment if there has been
a break in service of more than thirty (30) days. New employees who fail
to enroll within the sixty (60) day timeframe will delay the effective
date of dental coverage for a minimum of ninety (90) days after submission
of the appropriate document to the benefits office, or can opt to enroll
during the next open enrollment period.
The standard effective date of dental coverage is the first
of the month following the receipt of a signed enrollment document in the
Benefits Office. Retroactive deductions may occur if the deduction is not processed
prior to the start of the effective date of enrollment.
Some change in status events require a mandatory effective date of coverage, which is
effective the first of the month following the permitting event date, regardless of when
the signed dental enrollment document is submitted to the Benefits Office.
An employee who is on leave of absence without pay, temporary disability
compensation, non-industrial disability leave, industrial disability
leave, or other non-pay status may not enroll while in such status.
However, the employee may enroll within sixty (60) days of returning
to active status provided that he/she would otherwise have been
eligible to enroll during the non-pay status.
Eligible Employees who are granted a leave of absence without pay
may continue their participation in their dental plan by making
direct payments of the full premiums to the plan provider.
For more details, please refer to the Dental Administrative Guide for details.
Dental Effective Date