If a member leaves your employment and is subsequently re-hired, your insurance provider will dictate whether the member has to satisfy the waiting period again. Typically if the member is reinstated within 12 months of being terminated, coverage will become effective immediately upon return to work. If the member is re-hired after the allowable period, the member must re-satisfy the applicable waiting period for benefits.
If the member is re-hired, complete a new Member Enrollment Card and indicate on the card that it is an application for reinstatement.
To reinstate benefits:
- Notify your Client Services Representative or Benefits Specialist within 31 days of the employee’s return to work date.
- In WEBS™, change the member’s status from Terminated to Active and enter the effective date; Review the Benefits Profile to ensure all information is current.