Enrollment and Eligibility

Students

All students enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program are automatically enrolled in and charged a fee for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care Coverage. (see Health Coverage for Students at Yale Health) link to new topic

To enroll in affiliate coverage or to enroll a dependent, you need to complete a Student Enrollment/Change Application Form.

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.

Yale Staff

Enrollment and enrollment changes are made on Workday (visit It’s Your Yale and click on the Workday link at the top of the page). For questions about enrolling contact the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552, or by email employee.services@yale.edu.

New employees have 30 days from your start date to enroll.

If you lose your insurance coverage form another insurance carrier (not Yale) you can enroll in Yale Health with proof of loss from the other insurance carrier within 30 days of the loss of 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.

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.

In the case of a divorce or civil union dissolution you are required to notify Yale 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.