Santa Clara University

Human Resorces

Benefits Eligibility

When Benefits Begins

For Employees

Regular full-time employees are eligible for benefits. An eligible employee is a member who works a minimum of 20 hours per week for the University. Your Benefits begin on the first date of the month coinciding with or following the 1st day of employment. Benefit plans currently include:

For Eligible Dependents

Employees must complete and return their benefits enrollment paperwork to the Human Resources Department within 31 days of their eligibility for benefits. Please note, if you or your eligible dependents do not enroll in the plans within 31 days of your eligibility date, you will not be able to enroll until the next Open Enrollment Period. Please refer to the Summary Plan Documents for more details.

Prior to June 1, 2010 and the recently enacted health care reform measures, Eligible Dependents included your:

Effective June 1, 2010 and due to the recently enacted health care reform measures, Eligible Dependents include your:

For more detailed information, see the U.S. Health Care Reform Update (PDF 92KB).

Note: A child includes your adopted child, stepchild or recognized natural child.

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