Eligibility

Determined by the number of contact hours worked in the previous academic year

After qualifying (see the one-year qualification period below), adjunct faculty must have an appointment for the next academic year in order to participate. Adjunct faculty who are employed for one year and do not obtain an appointment for the next academic year are not qualified to participate. All semesters’ contact hours determine eligibility for medical coverage beginning January 1, 2018 for the 2018 calendar year.

Four Eligibility Categories

Based on the number of contact hours you taught in the prior academic year, as follows:

Category F Category A Category B Category C
  • If you taught a minimum of 168 contact hours of instruction in the fall, spring, or summer of the 2016 - 2017 academic year.
  • Individualized instruction hours are not taken into consideration for this category.
  • If you taught a minimum of 126 contact hours of instruction in the fall, spring, or summer of the 2016 - 2017 academic year, or
  • If you taught a minimum of 225 total hours of contact hours of individualized instruction in the 2016 - 2017 academic year, with a minimum of 75 hours in two semesters (fall, spring, OR summer)
  • If you taught less than 126 hours but at least 84 contact hours of instruction in the fall, spring, or summer of the 2016 - 2017 academic year, or
  • If you taught less than 225 hours but at least 150 hours of individualized instruction in the 2016 - 2017 academic year, with a minimum of 75 hours in two semesters (fall, spring, OR summer)
  • If you are eligible for the bargaining unit by working at least 40 hours but less than 84 hours in the fall, spring, and/or summer of the 2016 - 2017 academic year and do not meet the qualifying service criteria for subsidized coverage.

Adjuncts whose hours fall within Category A, B, and F are eligible to receive an NYU contribution toward the cost of their health care. Adjuncts whose hours fall within Category C do not receive an NYU contribution, but are eligible to enroll in the UHC Value Plan and pay the full premium cost.

If you have any questions about your eligibility or required contributions, you should contact the Human Resources Officer in the unit where you work.

One-Year Qualification Period

There is a one-year qualification period for eligibility. After qualifying, adjunct faculty must have an appointment for the next academic year in order to participate. Adjunct faculty who are employed for one year and do not obtain an appointment for the next academic year are not qualified to participate. Service that occurred prior to the effective date of the Collective Bargaining Agreement may satisfy the qualification period.

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When Eligibility Ends

If you do not make payments on time, your coverage will end on the last day of the month for which you paid for coverage. Once coverage lapses, there will be no reinstatement of coverage.

To continue coverage beyond December 31, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements as specified in the union contract.

If you qualify under the eligibility rules in the union contract in subsequent academic years, you will be offered the opportunity to enroll through the program and obtain the NYU group rate and any applicable University subsidy for your coverage at that time.

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