Employee Eligibility Medical, dental, and vision insurance are available to all full-time regular employees and their eligible dependents. Temporary full-time employees also have the option to enroll, but part-time employees who work less than 75% time are ineligible to participate in this program. New employees who wish to participate in the University’s health, dental, vision insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts must apply for coverage within 31 days of employment. Coverage for a new employee becomes effective on the first of the month following the date of hire. Individuals wishing to add or delete dependent coverage due to a change in family status (marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.) must notify a benefits representative in the Office of Benefits & Employee Services within 31 days of the status change. Otherwise, applications to add or delete coverage will be accepted only during the annual open enrollment period with coverage to be effective January 1 of each year. To learn more regarding eligibility as an employee,click here to view the Benefits Eligibility Chart. Dependent Eligibility Spouse Your lawful spouse (includes common law spouse in the State of Alabama) Dependent Children Your child is up to age 26. An incapacitated child who is not able to support himself and who depends on you for support if the incapacity occurred before age 26. The child may be the employee's natural child; stepchild; legally adopted child; child placed for adoption;or, other child for whom the employee has permanent legal custody. A grandchild is only eligible if he or she is under 26 years of age and is legally adopted by the employee or the employee has permanent legal custody. If the grandchild is covered under the plan, the grandchild's parent may not be covered by the employee's contract unless the grandchild has been adopted by the grandparents and the parent meets all of the other conditions to be covered as a dependent. Required Documentation Spouse: A copy of your marriage certificate or Affidavit of Common Law Marriage. Dependent Children: A copy of the child's birth certificate or appropriate court order/adoption/divorce decree naming you or your spouse as the legal guardian.