All changes to Benefits outside of Open Enrollment need to be made in the Benefits Department at the Education Support Center.
There are only two occasions you may have the opportunity to made changes to your benefit elections. Those occasions are: Open Enrollment or if you experience a qualifying Life Event.
Open Enrollment (usually in May of each year) provides a period of time that allows employees to make changes to their benefits. Changes made during Open Enrollment will become effective July 1.
Changes to benefits outside of Open Enrollment are regulated by the Department of Labor/ Insurance Contracts. Because of this, you are allowed 30 days (from event date) to make changes and provide documentation supporting your request during the plan year.
Life Events are defined as:
Documentation is required for specific change. See the following requirements for each event in order for the Benefits Office to process your request:
Copies of required documentation will be needed before changes can be finalized.