You may gain other coverage, for example, through your spouse's job or through your second job. Gaining Medicare Part A and/or B alone does not qualify you for this life event. 

This Life Events Guide page has two sections - active employees and retirees and survivors. Please refer to the appropriate page section for information based on your employment status.

In the table(s) below, supplemental benefits refer to supplemental dental insurance (Select, Select Plus and Preventive), vision insurance, and Accident Plan. You may not be eligible for all supplemental benefits. Visit the Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Accident Plan pages to learn about eligibility.

For Active Employees 

 

Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? No No
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? No Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)?  Yes Yes
Change health plan? No n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? Yes Yes
Cancel coverage? Yes Yes, new coverage must be comparable to the Supplemental Plan in which the employee or retiree is enrolled
Deadline to submit application  File an application with your employer within 30 days of enrollment in other coverage File an application with your employer within 30 days of enrollment in other coverage
Documentation required? Yes Upon request
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following the receipt of application. This coverage ends the end of the month following receipt of application Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following the receipt of application. This coverage ends the end of the month following receipt of application

 

For Retirees and Survivors

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? No No
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? No Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)?  Yes Yes
Change health plan? No n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? Yes Yes
Cancel coverage? Yes Yes, new coverage must be comparable to the Supplemental Plan in which the employee or retiree is enrolled
Deadline to submit application  File an application with ETF (ET-2331) within 30 days of enrollment in other coverage File an application with the vendor within 30 days of enrollment in other coverage
Documentation required? Yes Upon request
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following the receipt of application. This coverage ends the end of the month following receipt of application Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following the receipt of application. This coverage ends the end of the month following receipt of application