What you need to know
If you’re eligible for benefits, you can enroll yourself, your spouse or domestic partner, and/or your dependent children in medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage—plus other voluntary and financial benefits. Your benefits are effective on your first day of employment or the day you become benefits eligible. If you change from part-time to full-time or vice versa, your premium changes will be effective the first of the month on or after 30 days of the status change.
Who’s Eligible for Coverage
You’re eligible for benefits if you’re a regular, full-time employee (36 or more hours per week) or a benefits-eligible part-time employee (generally 24–35 hours per week) of Westerly Hospital. Note: Under the YNHHS Medical Plan, eligibility is a minimum of 24 hours per week, and domestic partners are not covered.
If you’re eligible, you can also enroll:
- Your legal spouse
- Your domestic partner (in the HDHP Medical Plan only)
- Your dependent children under age 26:
- Biological children
- Adopted children, including those placed for adoption
- Foster children
- Any children for whom you are responsible per a court order
- Your dependent children over age 26, if fully dependent on you for support due to a disability and covered by you prior to age 26
Supporting documentation required for dependents
To enroll your dependents, you’ll need to provide applicable supporting documentation such as a marriage certificate, birth certificate, court order, or federal income tax return. For details, visit HRConnect.
Coverage Under Multiple Plans (Coordination of Benefits—YNHHS Medical Plan only)
If you are enrolled in the YNHHS Medical Plan and you or members of your family are covered under more than one medical plan, your plan coordinates benefits to prevent duplication and overpayment of benefits. Here’s how that works: