3705 - Expanded Health Insurance Benefits
Last updated: July 01, 2012
Preamble: This policy was created in 2012 with employee recruitment and retention purposes in mind as well as improving the culture and climate at the University.
A. Policy. In recognition that provision of health insurance benefits is a valuable tool that can enhance faculty and staff recruitment and retention, the University of Idaho provides health insurance benefits to an employee, to another eligible adult individual within the employee's household, and to qualifying dependents.
B-1. Other eligible adult individual: For purposes of this policy the term “other eligible adult individual” shall include a married spouse of the employee or another adult individual who falls within certain eligibility criteria based on:
a) living together with the employee in the same residence with intention to do so indefinitely, and
b) being financially responsible with the employee for the other's welfare.
Specific criteria for other eligible adult individuals beyond a married spouse of the employee shall be established by the university in consultation with the university’s benefits advisory group and the university’s actuarial consultants.