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.

For Active Employees

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? Yes, if losing other medical coverage as a dependent Yes, if losing comparable coverage
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? Yes, if losing other medical coverage as a dependent Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? Yes Yes
Cancel coverage? Yes; employees must provide proof of other health coverage for review and approval prior to cancellation Yes
Deadline to submit application  File an application or change information online within 30 days of the event File an application or change information online within 30 days of the event
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the end of the month following the divorce (or the date that the Continuation-Conversion Notice (ET-2311) is provided to the divorced spouse) Coverage becomes effective on the end of the month following the divorce (or the date that the Continuation Notice for each plan is provided to the divorced spouse)

 

For Retirees

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? No, unless you are a State retiree with escrowed sick leave and are losing other medical coverage as a dependent (See Enrolling for Coverage FAQ #17 regarding sick leave) Yes, if losing comparable coverage
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? Yes, if losing other medical coverage as a dependent Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? Yes Yes
Cancel coverage? Yes Yes
Deadline to submit application  File an application or change information online within 30 days of the event File an application or change information online within 30 days of the event
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the end of the month following the divorce (or the date that the Continuation-Conversion Notice (ET-2311) is provided to the divorced spouse) Coverage becomes effective on the end of the month following the divorce (or the date that the Continuation Notice for each plan is provided to the divorced s

 

You may not be eligible for all benefits discussed on this page. Speak with your employer to see what benefits are available to you. 

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