Starting January 2014, a subsidy for the University Health Coverage premiums will be offered to qualifying employees.
The subsidy is determined by total verifiable household income. To qualify your family income must be less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
To apply for the subsidy, the application must be received in Staff Benefits during Open Enrollment each year. The subsidy will be effective for the following calendar year. If you are not enrolled in the health coverage you will also need to complete an enrollment form for the health coverage during Open Enrollment.
To documentation your family income, a tax return transcript must be ordered from the IRS website when you apply for the subsidy.
You must apply each year during Open Enrollment to receive the subsidy for the following year.
New employees must apply for the subsidy during the initial enrollment period for health coverage or within 31 days of the date of employment.