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Medical Insurance

RISD offers three (3) medical plan options for staff budgeted to work at least 17.5 hours per week and 910 hours per year. All options are fully insured through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI).

High Premium/Low Deductible

Mid Premium/Mid Deductible

Low Premium/High Deductible

Additional information

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 in which 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, including appropriate supporting documentation, within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Cost: Review the full-time monthly staff, full-time biweekly staff, and part-time staff cost for the medical plan options.

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Dental Insurance

RISD offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Rhode Island for staff budgeted to work at least 17.5 hours per week and 910 hours per year.

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 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, (e.g. birth of a child, marriage, divorce, involuntary loss of coverage). Employees must make qualifying event requests, including appropriate supporting documentation, within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Cost: Review the full-time monthly staff, full-time biweekly staff, and part-time staff cost for the dental plan options.


Vision Coverage

RISD offers vision coverage through Davis Vision Plan for staff budgeted to work at least 17.5 hours per week and 910 hours per year.

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 day in which 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, including appropriate supporting documentation, within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Cost: Review the full-time monthly staff, full-time biweekly staff and part-time staff cost for the vision plan.