- About UHD
- Distance Education
- Financial Aid
- Student Life
The following page is a blank template with a header that contains a quicklinks jump menu and the search UHD function. Page sections are identified with headers. The footer contains all required links, contact and emergency information.
The Employment Services and Operations Division is pleased to announce the UHD Gap Insurance Program for newly hired benefits-eligible staff employees effective May 1, 2009.
Under the current ERS regulations, new employees have a 90-day waiting period before they become eligible for group health insurance coverage. As a result, employees may be without insurance coverage during the waiting period and paying very expensive premiums for individual health insurance plans.
The new gap insurance program will reimburse up to $300 per month of the cost to purchase individual coverage to cover the 90-day waiting period.
Coverage may be through a variety of options, such as COBRA from the previous employer, an individual plan choice, or the Assurant short-term medical plan. For additional information, click on https://www.temporaryinsurance.com.
It is the employee’s responsibility to purchase medical insurance and then submit proof of coverage directly to the UHD Benefits Office in room S-910. A written receipt or statement from the insurance company is required. The receipt or statement should include the name and address of the company, the monthly premium, the amount paid, and the period covered by the payment. Upon receipt of this documentation, ESO will process a reimbursement to the employee of the premium paid up to $300 per month.
For additional information on the UHD Gap Insurance Program and/or other employee benefits programs, please contact the Benefits Office at (713) 221-8443.
Page maintained by Minh N. Lam
Last updated or reviewed on 10/17/11