Benefits eligibility

For medical, prescription drug, mental health and substance abuse, dental, vision, FSA, life and accident insurance, and disability benefits:

You’re eligible if you are a:Dependents are eligible if they’re your:
  • Full-time U.S. team member, or
  • Part-time U.S. team member scheduled to work at least 25 hours per week (or at least 20 hours per week, if you are a resident of Hawaii).
  • Legal spouse or domestic partner
  • Children under the age of 26, or any age who are disabled according to plan guidelines
  • Tax-dependent grandchildren

All Dell team members who add dependents to medical, dental or vision coverage must complete a dependent verification process to ensure continued coverage.

Part-time team members
If you are regularly scheduled to work under 40 hours per week, you are required to track your hours in Kronos. For additional information please open a case via My HR.

When benefits take effect

If you:Your benefits take effect:
Enroll as a new hire As of your first day of work if you enroll within 31 calendar days of receiving access to the benefits enrollment website
Enroll during Annual Enrollment On the next January 1
Add coverage during the year because of a qualified status change event As of the date of the event, if you report the change within 31 days of the event. See "Changing benefits during the year."

Newborns will automatically be covered for the first 31 days if the mother or father is enrolled in a Dell medical plan through Aetna, UnitedHealthcare or Harvard Pilgrim.

Note: This automatic coverage is only for 31 days. Team members must enroll their newborns within 31 days of birth to continue coverage beyond 31 days. Other Dell medical plans have similar coverage rules regarding newborns. Refer to your plan for more information.