Faculty and Staff

Health Benefits Changes

Benefit changes are only allowable during Open Enrollment or if the employee has a Qualifying Status Event.  For more information about making changes to current benefit elections, please click on the appropriate link below:

Below are the forms that should be used by regular faculty and staff to enroll in or make a change to benefits during Open Enrollment:

Health care benefits may take up to two (2) pay periods to be set up. The effective date of coverage will begin on the 1st of the month following the “Qualifying Event” date (such as marriage, loss of coverage, divorce, etc.). Effective dates for newborns will be adjusted to the actual date of birth. Employee will be billed by the State of Maryland back to their effective date of coverage. Employees have 60 days from their date of a Qualifying Status Event to change benefits. Retroactive healthcare coverage (excluding flexible spending accounts) back to the date of the Qualifying Status Event is available.