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What is dependent health care vesting?What is dependent health care vesting?<p>Dependent health care vesting provides new employees a reduced employer health benefit contribution toward dependent health coverage during the first 12 or 24 months of service.</p><p>New employees in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 not previously eligible for health benefits under state civil service, receive:</p><ul><li>75 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during the first 12 months of service.</li><li>After completing 12 months of service, new employees receive the full employer contribution for dependent health coverage.</li></ul><p>New employees in Bargaining Units 2, 7, and 16 not previously eligible for health benefits under state civil service, receive:</p><ul><li>50 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during the first 12 months of service.</li><li>75 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during months 13 through 24.</li><li>After completing 24 months of service, new employees receive the full employer contribution for dependent health coverage.</li></ul>
I'm a new employee with prior State service. Am I exempt from dependent health care vesting?I'm a new employee with prior State service. Am I exempt from dependent health care vesting?<span><div>You must meet all of the following criteria to be exempt from dependent vesting:</div> <ul><li>Your previous appointment date was prior to <em>January 1, 2007 </em>if you are in Bargaining Unit 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21; or prior to <em>July 1, 2006 </em>if you are in Bargaining Unit 2 or 7;</li><li>Your previous appointment was a state civil service appointment (and not a University of California or California State University appointment).</li><li>You were eligible for state health benefits. It doesn't matter whether or not you actually enrolled in health benefits as long as you were eligible to enroll.</li></ul></span>
I'm a new Employee with prior state service. Am I exempt from dependent health care vesting?I'm a new Employee with prior state service. Am I exempt from dependent health care vesting?<p>You must meet all of the following criteria to be exempt from dependent vesting:</p><ul><li>Your previous appointment date was prior to January 1, 2007 if you are in Bargaining Unit 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21; or prior to July 1, 2006 if you are in Bargaining Unit 2 or 7;</li><li>Your previous appointment was a state civil service appointment (and not a University of California or California State University appointment).</li><li>You were eligible for state health benefits. It doesn't matter whether or not you actually enrolled in health benefits as long as you were eligible to enroll.</li></ul>
What is dependent health care vesting?What is dependent health care vesting?<span><p>Dependent health care vesting provides new employees a reduced employer health benefits contribution toward dependent health coverage during the first 12 or 24 months of service.</p> <p> </p> <p>New employees in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 not previously eligible for health benefits under state civil service, receive: </p> <ul><li><p>75 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during the first 12 months of service.</p></li><li><p>After completing 12 months of service, new employees receive the full employer contribution for dependent health coverage.</p></li></ul> <p> </p> <p>New employees in Bargaining Units 2, 7, and 16 not previously eligible for health benefits under state civil service, receive:  </p> <ul><li><p>50 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during the first 12 months of service.</p></li><li><p>75 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during months 13 through 24.</p></li></ul> <p> </p> <p>After completing 24 months of service, new employees receive the full employer contribution for dependent health coverage.</p></span>
What counts as a month of service for dependent health care vesting?What counts as a month of service for dependent health care vesting?<p>The 12 or 24-month vesting period begins with the month you are first eligible for state health benefits. The vesting period is a continuous 12 or 24 months unless the employee permanently separates from state service. Upon reinstatement, following a permanent separation, the employee must serve the remainder of their vesting period.</p><p>For Permanent Intermittent (PI) employees, the 12 or 24 month vesting period begins following the completion of a control period, at the point the PI becomes eligible for health benefits. For example, if a PI meets the required hours in the July 1 through December 31 control period, they first become eligible for health benefits on February 1. The vesting clock starts on February 1 and continues to run unless the PI permanently separates or loses health eligibility.</p>
What is dependent health care vesting?What is dependent health care vesting?<p>​Dependent health care vesting provides new employees a reduced employer health benefits contribution toward dependent health coverage during the first 12 or 24 months of service.<br> <br>New employees in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 not previously eligible for health benefits under state civil service, receive: <br>75 percent of the employer contribution for dependent health coverage during the first 12 months of service.<br>After completing 12 months of service, new employees receive the full employer contribution for dependent health coverage.</p>
If I transfer from a unit without vesting to one with vesting, does dependent health care vesting apply?If I transfer from a unit without vesting to one with vesting, does dependent health care vesting apply?<p>​No. If you're already receiving 100 percent of the employer health contribution for dependents, you remain fully vested no matter how long you've worked for the state.</p>
If I transfer from a unit with vesting to one without vesting, does dependent health care vesting apply?If I transfer from a unit with vesting to one without vesting, does dependent health care vesting apply?<p>​No. You begin receiving 100 percent of the employer health contribution for dependents when you're appointed to the new bargaining unit. Please refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for the specific criteria for determining if an employee is subject to dependent vesting.</p>

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