Health Insurance

Marshall University offers health insurance for active employees and retirees through West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA). Basic and major medical insurance benefits cover hospital and surgical services, physician expenses, laboratory fees, x-ray services, and prescription drugs. There are seven (7) health benefit plans.

Coverage for Insurance is Employee Only, Employee and Child(ren), Family, and Family with Employee Spouse.

  • Benefits-eligible employee.
  • Spouse of eligible employee.
  • Children ages birth to 26

Enrollment period is the month of hire and the following two calendar months. Coverage begins the first day of the month after enrollment and employment. EXAMPLE: An employee is hired January 17 but does not complete enrollment process until February 1, coverage would begin March 1. However, if employee completes enrollment prior to January 31, coverage would begin February 1. Premium is based upon salary and type of coverage, use of tobacco, etc. Changes in existing health care coverage can be made during “open enrollment” which occurs annually in the spring OR due to a qualifying event outside of open enrollment.

If any of the following qualifying events occur, it is your responsibility to notify Human Resource Services to make changes in coverage. Your coverage could be jeopardized if you fail to notify Human Resource Services.

  1. You marry
  2. You divorce
  3. You have a new child or dependent
  4. Your spouse or child dies
  5. A child marries or is employed with his/her own insurance

Note: You must have Basic Life Insurance to enroll for Health Insurance or Optional /Dependent Life Insurance Coverage. You may choose to enroll in the Basic Life coverage without enrolling for Health Insurance.

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