Effective Date of Coverage Medical
Eligible Employees must enroll
in a medical plan within sixty (60) days of employment, or reemployment
if there has been a break in service of more than thirty (30)
days. The standard effective date for medical coverage is the first of the month
following the receipt of a signed enrollment document (CalPERS form HBD-12)
in the Benefits Office.
Employees who fail to enroll
within the sixty (60) day timeframe will delay the effective date
of medical coverage for a minimum of ninety (90) days after submitting
the appropriate document to the benefits office. Reenrollment
or change in enrollment follow the same effective dates as enrollment.
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 medical plan by making direct payments of the full premiums
to the plan provider.