Yale Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to enroll in student coverage?

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

On what date does my coverage start?

For employees - your coverage will start on the 1st of the month following your date of hire or if your date of hire is the 1st it will start on that day. For students – your coverage starts on the 1st day that you are required by your school to be on campus.

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.

I am losing my insurance coverage I have from another source (not Yale), can I enroll in Yale Health?

Yes. With proof of loss from the other insurance carrier within 30 days of the loss of coverage.

I am a new employee, how do I enroll?

You have 30 days from your start date to enroll. You should go through the Employee Service Center.