There are two opportunities to add a dependent to your insurance: The first is during
Open Enrollment, which is held each spring. Changes made during Open Enrollment are
effective July 1st. The other is as a result of a Life Event. Only the following are
defined as Life Events: Marriage, establishment of a same sex Domestic Partnership,
birth, adoption, court order, or loss of other health insurance coverage.
Please note that the addition of a dependent or enrollment in health insurance due
to a loss of coverage must be done within 60 days of the date of your qualifying life event.
You should have received separate cards for health/prescription insurance, dental
insurance, and vision coverage. If you lose any of your cards please contact the respective
insurance company as soon as possible. For specific contact information please visit
the Benefits Contact List page.
Medical plan changes can only be made during Open Enrollment.
Employee Self Service (ESS) is a web-based service provided by the State System of
Higher Education (PASSHE), which allows employees to log into a web portal to view
their personnel information in the Human Resources/Payroll Systems of SAP. The level
of security is similar to accessing commercial sites such as your bank and requires
secured password access. Access ESS.
No, once you are enrolled you will not be able to switch between the three types of
retirement plans. However, if you choose to participate in the ARP plan you may change
between the four vendors at any time.
The university offers employees the opportunity to purchase additional group life
and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. For more information visit PASSHE's Life, Accident & Disability Insurance website
. Enrollment in the Voluntary Group Life Insurance / AD&D insurance can be done at
any time, however a medical history questionnaire may be required before your enrollment
Long Term Disability insurance provides monetary benefits for disabling injuries or
illnesses that last beyond the benefit waiting period (90 days or 180 days), whether
they occur on or off the job. For more information visit PASSHE's Life, Accident & Disability Insurance website
. Enrollment in the Long Term Disability insurance can be done at any time, however
a medical history questionnaire may be required before your enrollment is approved.