Employees must enroll in most traditional benefits, such as health and life insurance, within the first 31 days of employment. Changes to benefit elections are permissible to certain benefits anytime during the year; others may occur annually or within 31 days of a life event.
The effective date of coverage depends on the provisions of the specific benefit plan. For some plans, the initial effective date of coverage is the date of your hire or appointment. For other plans, the initial effective date of coverage is the first day of the month coincident with or next following the date of hire or appointment date, or job and family status change. For new hires, medical, dental and vision coverage will be effective as of the date of hire. If coverage is effective between the 1 and 15 of the month, individuals will be charged a full month premium. If coverage is effective between the 16 and 31, contribution deductions will start the following month.
To enroll in benefits as a new hire, log in to HR Self Service and select Benefit Details and then Benefits Enrollment.
When experiencing a qualifying status event that require making changes to coverage, log in to HR Self Service and select Benefit Details and then Life Event or 403b Elections within 31 days, or 90 days for the birth or adoption of a child, of the date of the event. If your Qualifying Status Event is not listed in HR Self Service, contact the Benefits Team for assistance.
Newly hired employees who would like to enroll in the voluntary benefits offered by MetLife should contact Winston Benefits at (855) 393-3601.