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Employee Health Benefits
General Information

Miami Dade College offers its employees the option of membership in the Aetna Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) or Aetna Choice POS (Open Access) plan. Individual Employee coverage under the HRA is fully paid for by the College. In 2016, employees choosing the POS plan will pay $174.08 per check toward their individual employee coverage. Those who wish to enroll their families must pay the cost of dependent coverage. To speak to an Aetna representative regarding HRA or POS coverage, you may call this toll free number: 800.323.9930.

Please remember that employees hired on or after January 1, 2015 must remain enrolled in the HRA health insurance plan for one continuous year. These employees will be eligible to change health insurance plans during Open Enrollment, October 2016, effective January 2017.

Dependents include spouse or domestic partner; and children up to the age of 26 or age 30 if eligibility requirements are met.

Married couples who are both employed by the College and who have dependents, may elect to have individual coverage paid for by the College and pay only the difference between the cost to the College for the couple and the cost for family coverage. It is the responsibility of the employee to notify Human Resources of his/her eligibility for this reduced premium. Full details may be obtained by contacting the Compensation and Benefits Office at 305.237.2010.

Select the Health Program in which you wish to enroll very carefully. Once your membership in the program begins, no change in the program may be made until an annual open enrollment period is offered. In order to make any changes, notification to the Benefits Department will be required within thirty (30) days of a qualifying event. Examples of qualifying events include:

  • Marriage or Divorce
  • Birth of a child or adoption
  • Death
  • Loss of prior coverage
  • Eligibility for coverage under a new plan
  • Completion of Declaration of Domestic Partnership Certification

Dependent Eligibility:

  • The child is 26 years old or under (the child will be covered up to 12/31 of the year he/she is turning 26) Dependents age 26-30
  • The child is dependent upon the policyholder or certificate holder for support
  • The child is living in the household of the policyholder or certificate holder or the child is a full-time or part-time student
  • The child does not have insurance coverage under any private or public insurance plan
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