Dine College

News Release


September 30, 2015


Open Enrollment for Benefits Begins October 1st


TSAILE, Ariz. — The annual Open Enrollment period begins October 1 and will continue through November 30 for dependent health and life insurance election. Please take this opportunity to add eligible dependents to your health insurance coverage that you may not have added within 31 days from the date they initially became eligible.

If coverage is elected and approved for added dependents during the Open Enrollment period, the dependents will be covered under the Navajo Nation Employee Benefit Plan and Metropolitan Life effective January 1, 2016.

Employees adding dependents age 19 through age 25 will be required to complete and sign an HMA Change Form. All necessary proof of eligibility documents must be reviewed to allow enrollment such as birth certificate, Social Security number, Census number, legal certified adoption or guardianship court documents, marriage license or notarized affirmation of common law form, for purposes of coverage under the Plan. If dependent coverage is elected, applicable dependent coverage premium will be accessed if the employee is enrolled with employee only coverage. If the employee currently has dependent coverage, there will be no change to the employee's dependent premium.

It is the employee's responsibility to furnish proof acceptable to the Plan. Failure to submit satisfactory proof within specified time limits will result in a loss of eligibility, coverage, and benefits.

Please visit Ruth Nez with the Diné College Department of Human Resources to submit the required documents and to ask any questions about the enrollment process. You may also visit the website as well as www.isd.benefits.navajo-nsn.gov.