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 cancel dependents, 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.

Qualifying Life Events - Step By Step Instructions 

Dependent Status - Supporting Documentation