Other benefit considerations for Faculty

Faculty members who have a break in Washington state higher education service and return to work within 12 months of losing their benefit eligibility and return to work for at least one semester, will re-establish eligibility for benefits as of the first day of the month in which the quarter/semester/date of employment begins.

Faculty whose Full Time Equivalency drops below 50% and who, on average, were paid 50% or more in each of the two preceding academic years, may be able to maintain benefit eligibility.  You must notify HRS Benefits in writing of your possible eligibility under this provision within 31 days of your Appointment Begin Date.

Faculty appointments at other Washington State Higher Education institutions may also impact eligibility for faculty.  Please contact HRS Benefits if you have employment at another higher education institution.