Qualifying Life Events (QLE)

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Qualifying Life Events

A qualifying life event is required to request changes in benefits outside of the Open Enrollment period. Eligible Employees can add or remove dependents, change plan enrollments, or change or enroll in a Flexible Spending Account, within 31 days of any of the following events:

  • Marriage or the establishment of a civil union or domestic partnership
  • Birth, adoption or obtaining legal guardianship of a child
  • Loss of other coverage for employees or dependent(s) for reasons such as legal separation, divorce, death or termination of employment

Changes must be completed online through Employee Self-Service (ESS). Supporting documentation is required and must be scanned and uploaded directly to ESS.

Employees may also enroll in or make changes to their voluntary benefits.

Qualifying Life Events - Removing Dependents with/without Benefits Changes Step By Step Instructions

Qualifying Life Events - Adding Dependents with/without Benefits Changes Step By Step Instructions

Dependent Status - Supporting Documentation