Did you recently have a change in marital status, have a baby, an eligible move to a new county or another life change event? You may have the opportunity to enroll (employees only) or change your coverage (employees and retirees) outside of the open enrollment period . There are various rules related to life change events.
*You may be able to change coverage outside of the IYC period if the following apply. (If you are a retiree , 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 --you may change from family to single coverage at any time.)
For more detail see Frequently Asked Questions online. Employees may also contact your payroll/benefit office. Annuitants and continuants may contact ETF.
Once you've reviewed if you are eligible to make a change, submit a paper application, or for some employees, submit online with your employer.
- You got married
- You divorce
- You have a new dependent
- You gain eligibility for other group medical coverage through your spouse
- You or your dependent involuntarily lose eligibility or all employer contribution for other group medical coverage
- You have a job change where you gain a greater share of employer contribution toward your coverage
- You move from your health plan's service area (county) for at least 3 months
- You are laid off or start a leave of absence
- You retire
- Your spouse dies
- Your unmarried dependent over age 26 becomes disabled and gains eligibility