Employee Eligibility Guidelines

See Also: Dependent Eligibility Guidelines
See Also: Required Documentation

If you are a State employee who is married to another State employee/retiree:
If you are married to another eligible State employee or retiree, you are potentially eligible for benefits one of two ways - as an employee or as a dependent. However, current rules do not allow you to carry two enrollments at the same time in the same category of State-sponsored insurances (i.e., health care, dental care, vision care, or life insurance). You can only enroll once. The reason is simple. The State covers a portion of each enrolled person's total premium. Two premiums are not payable for the same person. Therefore, state-employed couples can carry their insurance coverages separately (each as employees) or as one family enrollment with dependent/spouse coverage.

Health Care Plans:
As an employee, you are eligible if you are in any category of the classified State service with an appointment of at least 720 hours duration, except if you have a non-career appointment.

Certain unclassified State employees are also eligible. Contact the MI HR Service Center for information.**

Dental Care, Life, and Vision Plans: 
You are eligible as an employee if you are in any category of the classified State service with an appointment of at least 720 hours duration (except a "non-career" appointment), and if you are:

  • a Full-Time employee,
  • a Part-Time or Job-Sharing employee working 32 hours or more every biweekly pay period,
  • a Permanent-Intermittent employee expected to work at least 40% of full-time annually (a minimum of 832 hours). Your human resources office can verify your eligibility, a seasonal employee must have an appointment lasting 8 months or more a year.
  • Seasonal employees must have at least eight (8) months of employment per year to be eligible for dental benefits.


State Long Term Disability Plan:
You are eligible for enrollment if you are in any category of classified State service with an appointment of at least 720 hours duration (except a "non-career" appointment), and if you are:

  • a Full-Time employee,
  • a Part-Time, Permanent-Intermittent or Job Sharing employee who has worked at least 40% of full time (a minimum of 832 hours) during the fiscal year just prior to the October effective date of a new enrollment. Your human resources office can verify your eligibility.

 

**Employees who work for an agency that does not participate with the MI HR Service Center must contact their respective agency's human resource office for assistance.