Enrollment for New Hires/Newly Benefits-Eligible Employees
This information applies to new employees and current employees transitioning to a benefits-eligible position.
The Enrollment Period begins with your first day in your benefits-eligible position
60-day Enrollment Period (60 calendar days)
Employees hired into a benefits-eligible position on or after July 1, 2016 may complete their benefits enrollment within a 60-day enrollment period (60 calendar days), starting with the date of hire into their new position.
Benefits Effective Date:
Newly benefits eligible on or before June 30, 2018:
Benefit elections are effective the first day of the month after the enrollment is received and approved by the Benefits Department.
Newly benefits eligible on or after July 1, 2018:
Medical: Newly benefits-eligible employees have two options when enrolling for medical coverage:
- Option 1: Benefits are effective the first day of the month after the completed Enrollment Form is received and approved by the Benefits Department, or
- Option 2: Benefits are effective the date the completed Enrollment Form is received and approved by the Benefits Department
Note: Premiums will not be prorated regardless of the date your coverage becomes effective
Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance*, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Disability* and Long-Term Care Insurance benefit elections are effective the first day of the month after they have been received and approved by the Benefits Department.
*May be subject to approval by The Standard Life, AD&D and Disability insurance company
Mandatory Healthcare Notices
As an employer with a self-insured medical plan, UNM is required to inform benefits-eligible employees about certain rights and protections provided under Federal Law. These notices are provided to new employees at the time of hire and annually each plan year thereafter. View the current plan year Mandatory Healthcare Notices here. This packet also includes UNM’s Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices and other important information.