All full-time employees (minimum of .75 FTE) are eligible for coverage under the College’s benefits programs beginning on the first day of the month following, or concurrent with, the first day of employment. Enrollment in these plans is NOT automatic. Participation cannot begin without completion of the required enrollment forms. Once enrolled, the Open Enrollment period is the only time during which you can change your benefit plan elections or add/delete dependents without having to demonstrate a Life Status/Event Change. There is no restriction on making changes during the Open Enrollment period. Open Enrollment changes are effective Jan. 1.