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Other Personnel Services (OPS) & Student Benefit Eligibility

Eligibility Guidelines 

Student/OPS employees are eligible (could become eligible) for benefits if:

  • At the time of hire, they are reasonably expected to work an average of 30 or more hours per week (e.g., .75 FTE or greater).
  • They worked an average of 30 or more hours per week during their 12-month new hire measurement period.
  • They worked an average of 30 or more hours per week during the 12-month open enrollment measurement period.

Continuation of Benefits and Department Responsibility 


If a full-time budgeted employee (FTE of 0.75 - 1.0) resigns and is re-employed into an OPS position soon thereafter, their benefit enrollment from their budgeted position will automatically continue regardless of benefits eligibility. Benefits will continue for the stability period, which ends on the last day of the year (December 31st).

The department employing the OPS position is responsible for paying the employer portion of the monthly health premium. For example, if the employee has family health coverage, dental, and vision, these plans will continue through December 31st. The department will be responsible for paying $1651.08 per month towards the health plan.
Please review the rate sheet for employer and employee rate share responsibilities.

From the OPS position start date, a measurement period will take place to monitor hours worked to see if eligibility will continue into the new year. For eligibility to continue, the employee must average 30 hours of work per week during the measurement period. If the employee does not meet this requirement, benefits will terminate on the last day of the year (December 31st).

If the individual is re-employed in an OPS position after a 26 week break in service, benefit enrollment will not continue from the prior budgeted position.

Frequently Asked Eligibility Questions

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