Mount Sinai’s BeneFlex Program offers maximum flexibility for you to tailor a benefits package to meet your unique lifestyle and family needs. Costs vary based upon your specific circumstances and choices.
Faculty hired on or after January 1, 2004 must be employed a minimum of 24 hours per week to be eligible for benefits. Faculty hired on or before December 31, 2003 who were benefits eligible must continue to be employed a minimum of 17.5 hours per week to remain eligible for benefits.
Effective Date of Coverage
If you are a new hire or otherwise newly eligible for benefits, your coverage will begin on your first day of work only if it is also the first day of the month. If your hire date is not the first day of the month, your coverage will begin on the first day of the following month.
Newly hired and otherwise newly eligible faculty must enroll within 30 days (from date of hire or new eligibility date). Those who do not enroll in BeneFlex by the last day of the enrollment period (30 days from date of hire or newly eligible date) will be assigned limited coverage until the annual open enrollment period or a qualifying event occurs.
Open Enrollment and Changes to Benefits
Open Enrollment takes place annually for all benefits-eligible employees. During the open enrollment period, you can review your current benefits and either make changes to your benefits or allow your current selections to rollover to the following year.
Rollover to the following year does not apply to the following programs. If you wish to participate, you must re-enroll annually:
- Dependent Care Reimbursement
- Health Care Reimbursement
- Limited Purpose Health Care Reimbursement
Use the BeneFlex website (a password protected site) to enroll, re-enroll, change your benefits if a qualifying event occurs, or obtain information and claim forms. If you are enrolling for the first time, you can also refer to the instructions and information provided in your enrollment package.
Medical benefits cover a full range of health needs. It is your prerogative to make selections based on your personal and family circumstances upon reviewing the following medical care benefit options. You have choices within each category. Review the details of each plan carefully before making your selections.