This life event applies to active employees only. It does not apply to retirees or survivors

For Active Employees

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.

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity?

You can enroll in the Access Plan 30 days prior to retirement if:

  • you are a state employee who can use sick leave credits upon retirement, or
  • you are a local employee whose employer provides post-retirement premium contributions such as sick leave credits to pay for insurance.
No, retirement does not provide an opportunity to enroll in the supplemental benefits. To continue existing coverage, you will need to complete the appropriate paperwork. Talk with your employer for more information or visit the Enroll or Make Changes page.
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? No, unless you are involuntarily losing other medical coverage as a dependent  No
Change coverage from family to single (individual)?  Yes, when you become a retiree, or if you are a state employee who has opted out of premium conversion under Section 125, or are a local employee who does not have their health insurance premium contribution deducted pre-tax under a federal Section 125 plan. If so, you may change coverage at any time No
Change health plan? No, unless you are involuntarily losing eligibility for coverage n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? Yes No
Deadline to submit application  Coverage automatically continues unless an application is filed with your employer within 30 days of the event Coverage terminates unless a retiree or continuation application is filed with the supplemental plans within 30 days of event
Documentation required? If you are canceling coverage after retirement, notify ETF in writing.  If you are canceling coverage after retirement, notify the vendor in writing.
Effective date Coverage begins the first of the month following receipt of the application. Coverage must be in effect 30 days prior to retirement. Coverage ends the month in which employment terminates Coverage begins the first of the month following receipt of the application. Coverage must be in effect 30 days prior to retirement. Coverage ends the month in which employment terminates