Health Insurance FAQs

Q: When will my health insurance coverage be effective?

Health insurance coverage is effective the 1st of the month after you have been employed one full calendar month. You must be actively at work on the day your coverage is scheduled to begin.

Q: How do I add a dependent?

By completing an Add/Change Enrollment form within 60 days of the date a dependent is acquired. The "acquire date" is the date of birth, marriage, or, in case of adoption, the date the child enters the home. The Add/Change Enrollment form pdf_icon_sm is printable on-line and is available in the HR office.

Q: How long can my dependent(s) be covered?

Unmarried dependent children are eligible for coverage through the last day of the month of their 24th birthday. Dependent children between the ages of 19 and 24 must be claimed on the employee's income tax return or be full-time students. Proof of a dependent's eligibility may be required.

Q: Can I change my health insurance coverage?

Employees have the option to transfer between health plans each year between October 15 and November 15. The effective date for the change is January 1.

Q: If I leave employment at TTU, when will my insurance terminate?

Your insurance coverage will terminate at the end of the month following your final paycheck.

Q: How do I get a new ID card for my health/dental plan?

Employees may call their health plan provider or dental provider for replacement cards. Any time a change is made, new ID cards are issued by the health plan provider.

Q: What does bereavement leave cover?

Employees receive 3 bereavement days (not charged to sick or annual leave) and up to an additional 2 sick leave days for the death of the employee's spouse, child, step-child, parent, step-parent, foster parent, parent-in-law, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren. [Must have legal custody if not immediate family.]