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 Yes
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? Yes Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? No No
Deadline to submit application  File an application or enroll online within 30 days of the event File an application or enroll online within 30 days of the event
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the date the other coverage terminates except for a change of health plan. Health plan changes are effective the first of the month following receipt of application Coverage becomes effective on the date the other coverage terminates

 

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
Change coverage from single (individual) to family? Yes Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? Yes Yes
Change health plan? Yes n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? Yes No
Deadline to submit application  File an application or enroll online within 30 days of the event File an application or enroll online within 30 days of the event
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the date the other coverage terminates except for a change of health plan. Health plan changes are effective the first of the month following receipt of application Coverage becomes effective on the date the other coverage terminates

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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