You must take action within 31 days of your hire date to elect benefits online. Please allow two weeks from the date of your elections submission for processing.
The effective date of coverage at Northwestern University is the first of the month following the month of hire or initial benefits eligibility unless hired on the first of the month. Employees hired on the first of the month are eligible for benefits as of the date of hire. For those hired on any date after the first of the month, their coverage begins the first of the month following the date of hire.
Under COBRA, all employees and their covered spouses (if any) must be notified in writing of their COBRA rights when they first become covered under the group health plan.