Rice University has strict enrollment deadlines. The following chart details the enrollment deadlines:
|Event||Time Limit to Enroll|
|New hire||No more than 31 days from your hire date|
|Qualifying change in status||No more than 31 days from your change in status|
|Adding or dropping medical insurance due to Medicaid or CHIP enrollment||No more than 60 days from your change in status|
|Open enrollment||April 10, 2017 through April 28, 2017 (usually in April of each year)|
For new hires and most changes in status, coverage is effective on the first day of the month following the enrollment date (or that day, if the first business day of the month).
If the change in status is the birth or adoption of a child, coverage will be made effective as the date of the birth or adoption.
Changes made during open enrollment in April are effective July 1st with the new plan year.