Family Status Change

Tools and Resources


If you experience a Family Status Change event, you can make changes to your benefits as long as the requested change is consistent with the qualifying event (for example if you have a baby, you may add the new child to your plan, but you cannot add a spouse).

In most cases, the effective date of the qualified Family Status Change is the actual event date. However, in some situations (divorce, legal separation, change to employment), the effective date of the change is the first of the month following the actual event date.

To make a Family Status Change, log on to Self-Service. View Step-by-Step Instructions for help in navigating this process.

In most cases, when you enter your Family Status Change through Self-Service and make your elections, the process is complete. However, some mid-year changes also require documentation to be submitted within 31 days of the event.