MMC Benefits Handbook
As a new hire, you are "actively-at-work" on the first day that you begin fulfilling your job responsibilities with the Company at a Company-approved location. If you are absent for any reason on your scheduled first day of work, your coverage will not begin on that date. For example, if you are scheduled to begin work on August 3rd, but are unable to begin work on that day (e.g., because of illness, jury duty, bereavement or otherwise), your coverage will not begin on August 3rd. Thereafter, if you report for your first day of work on August 4th, your coverage will be effective on August 4th.