Benefits Eligibility

Rensselaer employees may enroll for benefits by logging in to Benelogic within 30 days of their date of hire. Employees may also request benefit changes within 30 days of a change-in-status or qualifying life event; in such cases, Human Resources will process any changes upon review and approval of the request and any corresponding documentation.

Employees may enroll, waive coverage, and add or remove dependents during Rensselaer’s annual Open Enrollment period; any requested changes will become effective January 1 of the following year.

Full-time employees who work 30 hours per week for 52 weeks OR 40 hours per week for six months are eligible for benefits. Eligibility is determined based on your date of hire according to the chart below:

When am I eligible?

Date of Eligibility Benefits

Date of Hire (DOH)

Nanny service, Pre-tax parking, Travel Insurance, Salary Continuation*

First day of month following DOH

Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life/AD&D, Supplemental & Dependent Life/AD&D**, FSAs, Long Term Disability

First day of second month following DOH

Retirement Programs

First day of month 90 days after DOH

Adoption Benefit

First day of the first semester after DOH

Employee/Spouse Tuition

First day of the first semester after three years of continuous full-time service

Children Tuition

*Applies to faculty only

** All employees, other than new hires, may be required to complete a Statement of Health form. 

Learn more about Rensselaer's comprehensive benefits package by viewing the Benefits Guide.

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