Employee Health Benefits
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 2014, employees choosing the POS plan will pay $137.42 per check toward their individual employee coverage. Those who wish to enroll their families must pay the cost of dependent coverage. If selection of a plan is not made by the effective date, the new employee will be defaulted to the (HRA) single 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, 2013 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 2014, effective January 2015.
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: