University Human Resources
Family Status Change
Examples of Types of Changes You can Make
Benefit plans can be affected by family status changes, some of which qualify as an official change in status by the IRS (e.g., marriage or birth of a child). Plans not affected by this change are listed behind the tab to the left, "Enroll in a Plan or Make Plan Changes."
Generally, when you enroll in benefits as a new employee, enrollment begins on the date of hire, and you cannot make any changes until the next Open Enrollment period. However, if you experience a qualified change in status, you can make mid-year changes under the law.
- Birth or adoption
- Change in residence
- Death of spouse/child
- Dependent care provider or cost
- Divorce/legal separation
- Domestic partnership
- Marriage of employee
Dependent Child Change
Employment Status Change
Court Order/Government Program Change