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PT Faculty Health

Medical Insurance

RISD offers medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island to part-time faculty who are members of the Rhode Island School of Design Part-Time Faculty Association. Those who elect this benefit agree to have their deductions spread over a 12-month period. A detailed coverage level summary is below.

High Premium/Low Deductible

Start date: First of the month coinciding with or following the date of hire.
End date: Last day of the month following the last day of employment or the date a dependent is no longer an eligible dependent. Dependents on your plan are no longer eligible effective the end of the month that they turn 26.
Changes: Employees may elect/change/terminate participation during the annual open enrollment period or upon experiencing a qualifying event (e.g. birth of a child, marriage, divorce, involuntary loss of coverage). Employees must make qualifying event requests, with appropriate supporting documentation, within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Cost: Review the employee cost for the medical plan option


Dental Insurance

RISD offers part-time faculty who are members of the Rhode Island School of Design Part-Time Faculty Association dental insurance through Delta Dental of Rhode Island. Part-time faculty members who elect this benefit agree to have their deductions spread over a 12-month period.

Start Date: First of the month coinciding with or following the date of hire.
End Date: Coverage ends on the last day of the month following the last day of employment or the date a dependent is no longer an eligible dependent. Dependents on your plan are no longer eligible effective the end of the year in which they turn 26.
Changes: Employees may elect/change/terminate participation during the annual open enrollment period or upon experiencing a qualifying event, i.e. birth of a child, marriage, divorce, involuntary loss of coverage etc. Qualifying event requests, with appropriate supporting documentation, must be made within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Cost: Review the employee cost for the dental plan