Our health coverage runs from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 of each year. Employees, spouses and children who meet the eligibility requirements below are eligible for coverage by our benefits program.
For new hires or newly benefits-eligible employees, you have 30 days from your date of hire or benefit eligibility date to complete your enrollment.
Once completed, your coverage begins right away. If you do not complete your enrollment within this timeframe, you will not be able to elect benefits until the next scheduled annual enrollment period or within 30 days of a qualifying life event.
Review a complete list of benefits plan eligibility by employment status (full-time, part-time, etc).
Eligibility | By Status
Eligibility | Status Change
Review the list of coverage and premium end dates if you are transitioning to non-benefit eligible status.
2023 Benefit Coverage and Premium End Date
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Who's eligible to enroll
- Full-time employee
- Part-time employee working 20-29 hours per week
- Spouse or common-law spouse
- Your children or spouse's children up to the age of 26*, including:
- Natural children
- Step children
- Legally adopted children
- Children in the process of legal adoption
- Foster children
- Children covered by a Qualified Medical Child Support Order
- Children of whom you have legal guardianship
Note: If you and a dependent both work for Baylor Scott & White, only one can be covered as a dependent.
*Subject to approval, the age limit is waived if the child is unmarried, physically and mentally incapacitated and unable to earn an independent living; dependent on you for at least 50% of financial support; claimed by you as a dependent for federal taxes; and disabled and covered under the plan before age 26 (unless you are a new hire or newly benefit-eligible).
A change in your situation—like getting married/divorced, having a baby or gaining/losing other coverage may allow you the opportunity to make changes to certain benefits. To learn more about life events, view the Summary Plan Description.
How to update my benefits after a life event
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The following document provides details on when benefit plans will take effect and when premiums will be adjusted based on the effective date of your life event.
Coverage and Premium Effective Dates for Life Events
Important! When you add new dependents on our benefit plans (during initial or annual enrollment, or following a qualified life event), you will receive a request from the Dependent Verification Center. This step is important to ensure your dependents remain covered and only eligible dependents receive benefits.
Documentation such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, legal guardianship paperwork and/or tax forms will be required. It is important to submit all requested documentation in a timely manner to ensure eligible dependents remain covered.