This Life Events Guide page has two sections - active employees and retirees. Please refer to the appropriate page section for information based on your employment status. This life event does not apply to survivors. 

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?

Yes, you must terminate other coverage on the date of marriage or after

Yes
Change to single or family coverage? Yes Yes
Add a dependent to family coverage? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? Yes, employees must provide proof of other health coverage for review and approval prior to cancellation Yes
Deadline to submit application  Within 30 days of event to your employer Within 30 days of event to your employer
Documentation required? Sometimes Upon request
Effective date

Adding a new dependent or switching to family coverage: Effective the date of marriage

Changing health plans or switching to single coverage: Effective the first of the month following the receipt of the application

New enrollees (waived coverage before): Effective the date of marriage

Cancelling coverage: Effective the last day of the month following receipt of the application and proof of other coverage

Adding a new dependent or switching to family or single coverage: Effective the date of marriage

New enrollees (waived coverage before): Effective the first of the month following the marriage

Cancelling coverage: Effective the last day of the month following receipt of the application

 

For Retirees

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity?

No

Yes
Change to single or family coverage? Yes Yes
Add a dependent to family coverage? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? Yes Yes
Deadline to submit application  Within 30 days of event to ETF (ET-2331) Within 30 days of event to the vendor
Documentation requirement? Sometimes Upon request
Effective date

Adding a new dependent or switching to family coverage: Effective the date of marriage

Changing health plans or switching to single coverage: Effective the first of the month following the receipt of the application

New enrollees (waived coverage before): Effective the date of marriage

Cancelling coverage: Effective the last day of the month following receipt of the application and proof of other coverage

Adding a new dependent or switching to family or single coverage: Effective the date of marriage

New enrollees (waived coverage before): Effective the first of the month following the marriage

Cancelling coverage: Effective the last day of the month following receipt of the application