New Baby

Welcoming a new baby into your life can be overwhelming. Miami offers paid parental leave and parent and family resources to make the transition easier both at home and at work.

Parental Leave

See MUPIM 4.6/OAC 3339-4-06 for the policy.

Steps to Take Within 31 days if Adding the Baby to Your Insurance

  1. The baby will automatically be added for the first 30 days. Complete and submit the Insurance Coverage Change form to add the baby to continue coverage.
  2. Submit a photocopy of certified birth certificate as soon as you get it, or hospital verification of birth, or immigration papers that identify parent-child relationship.
  3. Call the Benefits office at 513-529-3926 with social security number. Never email social security numbers.
  4. If you are currently enrolled in voluntary life insurance for yourself, you may now elect voluntary coverage for your child.

Updating Tax Information

You may want to review your federal and state tax withholdings and make any necessary adjustments in BannerWeb, or by contacting payroll services at 513-529-6223 for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit the baby's birth certificate?

You may fax the copy to 513-529-4223 or email it to benefits@miamioh.edu.

What if I do not receive the birth certificate within the 31 days?

Let the Benefits office know as soon as possible that you are still waiting for the document and when you expect to receive it.

What if I do not receive the baby's SSN within the 31 days?

Let the Benefits office know as soon as possible that you are still waiting for the document, and call them at 513-529-3926 as soon as you get it. Never email a social security number.

Should I add the new baby to my dental and vision coverage now?

If you are already enrolled in family dental and/or vision coverage, then we recommend that you add the baby now, to eliminate the possibility of the child not being covered when services are needed in the future.