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Getting Married

Marriage is the start of a new life and as such, requires significant adjustments, not only in your personal life but with your benefits. You can make changes to certain benefits within 31 days of your marriage; otherwise you’ll need to wait until the next annual enrollment period.

If you get married, you can add your spouse, children, and/or stepchildren to your benefits. In states that recognize common-law marriage, this event may include common-law unions.

If you are making changes within 31 days of the event, review the benefits below to see the changes you may make or changes that will occur as a result of this life event.

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Benefit

Changes Allowed

Medical, Dental and Vision Plans

  • Add spouse to coverage
  • Add children and stepchildren to coverage
  • Newly elect coverage for self and dependents
  • Drop coverage if moving to spouse’s plan

Benefit

Changes Allowed

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Start or increase contributions

Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Start or increase contributions if you acquire newly eligible dependents
  • Stop or decrease contributions if your new spouse is not employed or makes a dependent day care FSA election under his or her plan.

Benefit

Changes Allowed

Basic Life

Change beneficiary at any time

Basic AD&D

Change beneficiary at any time

Basic Long-Term Disability

None

Employee Optional Life (after-tax benefit)

  • Start or increase coverage. Requires evidence of insurability (EOI)
  • May increase 1 level (e.g. 1x to 2x salary) without EOI

Spouse Optional Life (after-tax benefit)

  • Start or increase coverage. Requires evidence of insurability (EOI)

Note: The amount of coverage for spouse cannot exceed 50% of employee's combined basic life and optional life coverage amount

Child(ren) Optional Life (after-tax benefit)

Start, stop, increase or decrease coverage

Optional AD&D

  • Start, stop, increase, or decrease coverage
  • Change coverage category

Optional Long-Term Disability (after-tax benefit)

  • Start or increase coverage. Requires evidence of insurability (EOI)
  • Stop or decrease coverage at any time