How long do new hires have to enroll in benefits?
All new hires will be given 21 days after their insurance effective date to enroll in health insurance starting January 23, 2019. Their enrollment period will start as soon as they have completed onboarding in Zenefits.
Why was this changed?
Most insurance carriers accept applications up to 30 days after the effective date. The remaining time provides your insurance broker or benefits administrator time to submit the application by the deadline.
What happens if a new hire misses the enrollment window?
If a new hire misses their enrollment window, for any reason, they will not be given the opportunity to enroll in Zenefits. For next steps, reach out to your broker to evaluate if there are any options for the new hire or if they'll need to wait for the next company open enrollment to add benefits.
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