Eligibility for benefits is determined by employee type and plan rules. Review the Benefit Eligibility chart to find out who is eligible to enroll in each plan.   

Voluntary Benefits

Regular employees can enroll in medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short term disability.  You can also enroll your legal spouse and legally dependent children under the age of 26.  

Spouse:  A spouse as designated by a legally valid existing marriage certificate acknowledged by the State of Arizona.

Children:  Biological children, legally adopted children, step-children, children placed for adoption, children under legal guardianship substantiated by a court order, foster children, children who are entitled to coverage under a medical support order, and disabled dependent children over age 26 are eligible. 

Children are eligible for dependent coverage until the end of the month in which they turn 26 regardless of employment, marital status, or school enrollment.  

Change in dependent eligibility

If you have a dependent who becomes ineligible, you must remove them from your plan.  If the loss of coverage is due to a qualified life event, you need submit the change within 31 days of the event.

  • Graduate assistants are not eligible for voluntary benefits.

What if I do not work in a benefit eligible job?

Voluntary Enrollment deadlines

You have 31 days from your date of hire into a benefit eligible position to complete your voluntary benefit enrollment. Your voluntary benefits will be effective the first day of the pay period following your completed enrollment.  

Learn how to enroll in your voluntary benefits.

Please Note: NAU reserves the right to verify dependent eligibility or to change employee and dependent eligibility requirements.