Benefits Enrollment and Eligibility

Enrolling in UM Benefits

Faculty and staff are eligible for medical and dental benefits as of their start date. Enrollment must be completed within the first 15 working days via Workday. Before employees can enroll in UM benefits, they should attend a benefits webcast to learn about all of the benefits the University of Miami offers to its employees. Attendees will also be able to ask any questions they may have at this time. Click here to view benefit enrollment dates and deadlines for new employees.

Dependent Eligiblity (for healthcare only)

Your eligible dependents include:

  • Your legal spouse
  • Your dependent child up to age 26
Your dependent children include:
  • Your natural child
  • Your stepchild
  • Your legally adopted child (or child placed with you for legal adoption)

You will be required to provide documentation supporting the relationship, such as marriage certificate, birth certificate(s) and/or final adoption papers for children.

Open Enrollment Period

Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for faculty and staff to make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, short-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment benefits. Open Enrollment occurs in October. During this time, all faculty and staff go online to Workday to make benefits changes. The effective date for Open Enrollment benefit changes is January 1 of the following year.

Non-Compliance

Falsifying information/documentation in order to obtain/continue insurance coverage is considered a dishonest act and could lead to discipline and criminal prosecution. Inadvertent or negligent failures to update or correct information related to eligibility of an employee’s listed dependent is also subject to penalty. Employees are responsible for updating dependent information within 30 calendar days of the occurrence of any event affecting eligibility; for example, a divorce severing a marriage or if a dependent marries. The University may impose a financial penalty, including, but not limited to, repayment of all insurance premiums the university made on behalf of the ineligible dependent and/or any claims paid by the insurance companies. Disciplinary action up to and including dismissal may also be imposed if deemed appropriate.