Yale Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my 19-25 year old covered?

Yes. Your 19-25 year old dependent can be covered.

My spouse or civil union partner, who was an employee at Yale has passed away. I was covered under his/her Yale Health coverage. What do I need to do?

Contact the Employee Service Center Office at 203-432-5552. As the surviving spouse or civil union partner, you may qualify for continued coverage for a period of time at a reduced premium. You will also be eligible to extend your coverage for up to 36 months under the COBRA option.

I am an employee with Yale Health coverage and my spouse or civil union partner has passed away. What do I need to do?

Contact the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552. The Employee Service Center will also assist you with other changes you may need to make to your benefit package.

I am getting divorced or a civil union dissolution, what do I need to do?

You are required to notify the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552 within 30 days of your divorce or civil union dissolution. Coverage for your spouse or civil union partner terminates at the end of that month.  He/she is eligible for COBRA coverage.

How do I add someone to my Yale Health coverage?

Employees can enroll their legally married spouse or civil union partner within 30 days of their marriage or civil union or their baby within 30 days of their birth by using the Yale University Portal or calling the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552.

Employees can also enroll their legally married spouse or civil union partner or dependents under the age of 26 during the annual enrollment period, with coverage effective January 1st. No other relatives are eligible for coverage.

Students can enroll their legally married spouse or civil union partner within 30 days of their marriage or civil union or their baby within 30 days of their birth by using a Student Enrollment form.

Students can also enroll their legally married spouse or civil union partner or dependents under the age of 26 for the fall term or full year prior to the September 15th deadline or for the spring term prior to the January 31st deadline.  The fall term runs from August 1st-January 31st and the spring term runs from February 1st-July 31st.

Are my dependents covered for emergency and Acute Care under my student health coverage?

The same guidelines apply. If your dependents are enrolled in Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage their emergency care is the same as yours as the enrolled student.

Where are the forms to sign up for student coverage?

Students are automatically enrolled. For affiliate coverage or to enroll a dependent, fill out the Student Enrollment/Change Application Form.