New UA Employee FAQ's
- Who is eligible for benefits?
- When must I sign up for benefits?
- How do I sign up for benefits?
- When and where is the New Employee Orientation held?
- When will my health and dental insurance become effective?
- Can I cover my dependents (spouse and children) at the group rate on my employee insurance?
- To what age are my dependent children covered?
- How do I know what plan or carrier to select?
1. Who is eligible for benefits?
You are eligible for employee benefits if you meet the following three criteria:
- You are employed at .50 FTE or higher;
- You have been hired into this position for at least 6 months; and
- You are paid by The University of Arizona.
2. When must I sign up for benefits?
You must sign up for benefits within thirty-one (31) days of your hire date.
3. How do I sign up for benefits?
The self-serve benefits enrollment system is in transition. Refer to your Benefits Packet for current enrollment information.
4. When and where is the New Employee Orientation held?
Call 621-3662 for dates and times for Orientations. They are generally held in Room 216 of the University Services Building at the Main Gate Center, 888 North Euclid Avenue. Please ask your department payroll or HR representative to register you by calling 621-3662.
5. When will my health and dental insurance become effective?
Insurance coverage begins on the first of the month following receipt of your properly completed elections.
6. Can I cover my dependents (spouse and children) at the group rate on my employee insurance?
Yes, eligible dependents may be covered for an additional cost. Documentation (marriage license or birth certificate) must be provided if enrolling spouse or dependent child whose last name differs from that of the employee. Step-children of the employee must reside with the employee to be eligible for coverage.
7. To what age are my dependent children covered?
Your unmarried dependent child (or children) may be covered until his or her 19th birthday. Your dependent child may be covered to his or her 25th birthday, but only if he or she is enrolled for 12 units/credits or more per semester in an accredited college, university or trade school.
8. How do I know what plan or carrier to select?
There are a number of ways to help you decide on the plan best suited for you and your family.
- Take the cost (rates) and coverage (comparison chart) of each plan into consideration.
- Think about the current and future needs of you and your family.
- Talk to other employees you may work with who have had good or bad experiences.