If you are a State employee who is married to another State employee/retiree:
If you are married to another eligible State employee or retiree, you are potentially eligible for benefits one of two ways -- as an employee or as a dependent. However, current rules do not allow you to carry two enrollments at the same time in the same category of State-sponsored insurances (i.e., health care, dental care, vision care, or life insurance). You can only enroll once. The reason is simple. The State covers a portion of each enrolled person's total premium. Two premiums are not payable for the same person. Therefore, state-employed couples can carry their insurance coverages separately (each as employees) or as one family enrollment with dependent/spouse coverage.
Health Care Plans:
As an employee, you are eligible if you are in any category of the classified State service with an appointment of at least 720 hours duration, except if you have a non-career appointment.
Certain unclassified State employees are also eligible. Contact the MI HR Service Center for information.**
Dental Care, Life and Vision Plans:
You are eligible as an employee if you are in any category of the classified State service with an appointment of at least 720 hours duration (except a "non-career" appointment), and if you are: