Summer Coverage for Faculty

Benefits eligible faculty members that are assigned to work on a nine-month basis during the spring semester (January 16 through May 31) and are expected to continue in the fall may be eligible for insurance coverage during the summer months of June, July and August. 

The university will continue to contribute its portion of your health insurance premiums (premium sharing) toward the cost of your summer insurance coverage. Out-of-pocket premiums for summer insurance are paid via the June 1 payslip. To determine your total out-of-pocket premiums for May, June, July and August, complete the following:

  • Login to My UT Benefits
  • Select the Benefits Summary tab located near the top of the page
  • Find the line for Subscriber Out-of-Pocket and multiply by four

Even if you do not receive pay, you will still receive a payslip for June, July and August. The payslip will be for $0 and will include a line item that shows the premium sharing applied towards the cost of your insurance for that month. 

Pre-Payment Cancellation 

If you have a summer job that is at least 20 hours/week from June 1 through August 31, 2019, your pre-payment will be automatically cancelled. Any premiums due will be deducted from your summer monthly pay. For automatic cancellation to occur, your June 1 through August 31 job must be approved no later than May 20, 2019.

If your job will not be final approved by that date, you must submit a Cancellation of Pre-Payment for Summer Insurance Coverage form and provide proof from your department that you will be assigned in a job eligible for cancellation. Your request form and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than May 20, 2019. 

Annual Enrollment

Regardless of summer employment, all benefits eligible employees expected to continue in the fall should participate in Annual Enrollment (AE) on July 15-31. For more information, please visit the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) webpage. 

Change of Status

You must promptly contact the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) if you experience a qualified status change during June, July, or August. For additional information, please visit the Change of Status webpage. 

Termination

If you separate from employment or become otherwise ineligible for benefits, your insurance will terminate at the end of the month in which the change in employment occurs. If you prepaid for summer insurance, a refund of excess funds will automatically be issued. 

COBRA

You may be able to extend your medical, dental, and vision coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) if you or your dependents lose eligibility for coverage. You will be notified by mail if you or your dependents become eligible for coverage under COBRA. Please visit the COBRA webpage for more information. 

As a healthcare consumer, you may also choose to enroll in a healthcare marketplace plan in lieu of COBRA. Additional information can be found on the healthcare.gov website.