A family status change or event is an occurrence that impacts your eligibility for health insurance coverage or prompts a change to your coverage. This type of change or event allows changes to your coverage outside of the open enrollment period as long as the change is made with 31 days from the date of the event.
If an associate experiences an eligible family status change event, his/her insurance coverage may be changed during a 31 day window that begins on the date of the qualifying event. This is the only way an associate can make changes to insurance coverage outside of the open enrollment period. Please see below for a list of eligible family status change events.
Getting Divorced or Legally Separated
Having a Baby
Adopting a Baby
Gaining Legal Custody or Guardianship of Child(ren)
Losing Legal Custody of Child(ren)
Losing Covering Under Another Plan
Spouse Loses Other Group Coverage
Spouse Gains Other Group Coverage
Death of Spouse
Death of Child
Dependent Is No Longer Eligible for Coverage
Dependent Child Becomes A Full Time Student
Dependent Child Loses Other Coverage
Dependent Care Costs Change (Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account)
To get more information, please visit the Exchange benefits website at exchangebenefits.ehr.com or access Family Status Changes under the Family Benefits Section in Employee Self Service (ESS).