Benefit Eligibility Requirements (Medical, Dental, Vision & Flex)

You are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage if you satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • You are a faculty, postdoctoral associate or fellow with an appointment of at least 50% of time
  • You are a clerical & technical, service & maintenance, security or YPBA employee scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week
  • You are a manager, professional staff member, police supervisor or a police command staff member scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week

Please note: Visiting faculty are only eligible for medical coverage. Postdoctoral fellows are only eligible for medical and dental coverage.

Eligible Dependents

  • Legal spouse
  • Dependent Children
    • Faculty and M&P—Medical/Dental/Vision:
      • Children until end of month in which they reach age 26
    • C&T, S&M, Security and YPBA
      • Medical and Vision: Children until end of month in which they reach age 26
      • Dental: Children until the end of the month in which they reach age 19, if they are not full-time students. If they are full-time students, then coverage extends until the end of the month that they turn 25.
  • Disabled dependent children


Important Notice 

False and/or incomplete responses or statements may result in rescission of coverage and/or non-payment of claims for you or your eligible dependents as well as, discipline up to and including termination of employment. Understand that your file may be audited at any time to determine the eligibility of yourself and/or any dependent listed on your enrollment for medical and dental coverage. 

Dependent Verification 

If you add dependents to your coverage, you will be asked to provide verification of their eligibility, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse or a birth certificate for a child. Coverage will be terminated for unverified dependents.

What is a Qualifying Event?

Coverage Options

You can choose various categories of coverage for different plans. However, you must enroll yourself in order to enroll your eligible dependents.