Qualified Life Status Changes
There are life events that may affect your retiree benefits, so it's important to know when to take action.
While the benefits elections you make during Open Enrollment each fall generally remain in effect until the end of the plan year, December 31, you may make limited changes to your benefits outside of Open Enrollment due to a Qualified Life Status Change.
Examples of Qualified Life Status Changes:
- Change in legal marital status: Marriage, death of spouse, divorce or annulment
- Change in dependent status: A dependent under the age of 26 who is no longer a full-time student
- Change in Medicare eligibility: Becoming eligible for Medicare
How to Make a Benefits Change