Office of Grants and Contracts Lehman College, The City University of New York

Benefits Eligibility Policy

Posted 02/03/2005


Important News Concerning Health Benefits Eligibility for New Employees and Rehires

Effective January 1, 2005

Research Foundation Policy No. 507, on Benefits Eligibility, has been revised as follows:

Effective January 1, 2005, any new appointment or rehire (after a 30–day break in service) as a Full–time or Part–time A employee will become eligible to participate in RFCUNY s health insurance program on the first day of the second full calendar month of employment.

For example: If an employee is hired on the 2nd of January, s/he is not eligible for health benefits until March 1st, with February being the first full month of employment. If an employee begins on the first of the month, and that day is a regular workday, then the first of the following month is when benefits eligibility begins.

Please note that if the first of the calendar month is on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the employee must work on that day in order for that month to be counted toward eligibility for benefits.

Please notify your PIs, PDs and grant administrators of this change.

If there are any questions, please let me know.


Sharon Brooks
Director of Client Services
Research Foundation, CUNY
555 W. 57th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10019

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