Benefits Enrollment and Eligibility

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  • 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 review our website to learn about all of the benefits the University of Miami offers to its employees. Click here to view benefit enrollment dates and deadlines for new employees.

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  • Dependent Eligibility for Healthcare

    Your eligible dependents include:

    • Your legal spouse
    • Your dependent child up to age 26, regardless of student, employment, or marital status (coverage ends at the end of the month in which the dependent child turns 26)

     

    Your dependent children include:

    • Your natural child
    • Your legal 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. If marriage and/or birth certificate(s) are in a language other than English or Spanish, we ask that you also submit an official signed translation to avoid any delays in processing.

  • Dependent Eligibility for Tuition Remission

    Your eligible dependents include:

    • Your legal spouse
    • Your unmarried dependent child, up to age 27, who receives at least 50% of financial support from the employee
      • If the dependent child obtains a benefits eligible position at the University, the dependent child is no longer eligible for dependent tuition benefit and must use their employee tuition benefit

     

    Your dependent children include:

    • Your natural child
    • Your legal 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. If marriage and/or birth certificate(s) are in a language other than English or Spanish, we ask that you also submit an official signed translation to avoid any delays in processing.

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  • Open Enrollment Period

    Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for faculty and staff to make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, disability, legal and voluntary accidental death and dismemberment benefits.

    Open Enrollment occurs in October. During this time, all faculty and staff log into Workday to make their benefits elections. The effective date for Open Enrollment benefit changes is January 1 of the following year.

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  • 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. 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.