Family Status Changes
Employees typically have one opportunity each year to make changes to benefits during the University’s Open Enrollment period. However, an employee who experiences a qualifying life event may make changes outside of this enrollment period, within 31 days of the event.
Qualifying life events are: marriage, divorce, death, birth/adoption, loss of benefit coverage, or loss of student status. In addition, the IRS allows an employee to drop coverage mid-year if his/her spouse's open enrollment includes new coverage options not previously available.
If you experience such a life event and wish to make changes to your benefits:
- Notify Human Resources within 31 days of the event.