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New Hire Enrollment

New Hire Enrollment

Welcome to the State of Arizona! The State offers a wide range of benefits for our employees and their dependents. Be sure to share this information with your family. Remember, the deadline for new hire or rehire benefits enrollment is 31 days after your hire date.

Be sure to share these quick overviews of our offerings with your family.


  • New Hire Orientation Benefits Presentation | Slides | Script
  • Flyers from New Hire Orientation | HIP | Employee Assistance Program | Know Your Numbers
  • Active Employee Enrollment Guide - Simple explanations of each benefit, including current rates. | 2024
  • Active Benefits Guide - An in-depth look at your benefits to help you use your plan effectively, including current rates. | 2024

  • New Hires: Enroll immediately upon hiring. Enrollment must be completed within 31 days of your hire date. See "How to Enroll" below.
  • Rehires: You are considered a new hire for all benefits enrollment purposes. Please submit all documentation as requested.

  • Spouses and Dependents: To view qualifications and documentation requirements for enrollment, visit the Eligibility page.
  • Note: Employees who are also spouses or dependents of State/University employees or retirees, please be advised that dual enrollment in State benefit plans is not permitted per the Dual Enrollment Policy. Please coordinate with your spouse or parent/guardian to prevent dual enrollment before enrolling in State benefits.

  • Basic Life—The State provides $15,00 for all employees with 0 in life insurance and AD&D coverage to Basic Life and AD&D, which is additional insurance coverage that benefits-eligible employees can purchase in case of death or dismemberment. This is a voluntary benefit. 
    • At the time of new hire only, an employee can purchase coverage in multiples of $5,000, not to exceed the lesser of three times your annual earnings, to a maximum of $500,000. 
    • If you decline the supplemental insurance at the time of your new hire enrollment, you may enroll during future annual open enrollment periods. However, you will only be able to add up to $20,000 annually in multiples of $5,000, not to exceed the lesser of three times your annual earnings, to a maximum of $500,000. 
  • Learn more about life insurance.

  1. Check the Active Enrollment Guide - for updated benefits information and rates. 
  2. Visit ALEX- Take a few minutes to answer questions in the Alex decision tool and get recommendations on plans to suit your needs.  (Note: Using ALEX is not enrolling; you can only enroll through the Y.E.S. Portal.)
  3. Enroll - Visit > Y.E.S. Portal > Bookmarks > Your Employee Services > Benefits > New Hire.

If you participate in or enroll in any of the Benefits Options Plans, you are entitled to the following plan documents and legal notices, which are linked below.

Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC)
An SBC is an easy-to-understand overview oplan'salth plan's benefits and coverage. | View SBCs

Legal Notices
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare Notice of Creditable Coverage, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Coverage Notice, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), HIPAA Special Enrollment RighWomen'sce, Women’s Health and Cancer Rights AcNewborns', NewMothers'nd Mothers’ Health Protection Act of 1996, Vision Program and Wellness Program. | View Legal Notices

  1. Contact your agency's benefits liaison, who is usually part of the HR office.
  2. Call Member Services: 602-542-5008 or 800-304-3687, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except holidays.
  3. Email Member Services: [email protected]