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What about health insurance?

There are two types of eligibility. First is the Initial Eligibility which is the date on which you become initially eligible. You become initially eligible on the first day of the benefit month corresponding to the eligibility month in which you first accumulate at least 140 hours of worked and reported or 200 hours worked and reported in two consecutive months.


The table below shows how eligibility months correspond to benefit months. For example, if you work 140 hours in January, you are eligible for a benefit month in March.



Eligibility Month

(Month Worked)


Benefit Month


> March
February > April
March > May
April > June
May > July
June > August
July > September
August > October
September > November
October > December
November > January
December > February



The second type of eligibility is Continuing Eligibility which is when you will continue to be covered during each benefit month if you meet the Continuing Eligibility Rules during the corresponding eligibility month.


The ways to achieving the Continued Eligibility rules is by working 140 hours per month, having a combination of work hours and Hour Bank, making Self-Payments or any combination of the above.