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Qualifying Life Event

A Qualifying Life Event is a change that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.


The following events are considered Qualifying Life Events:

  • Birth or Adoption
  • Marriage, Civil Union or Same-Sex Domestic Partnership
  • Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Union or Same-Sex Domestic Partnership
  • Death of Family Member

How to Apply for Changes to Coverage

  1. Complete the appropriate medical and dental plan enrollment form
  2. Forms must be completed and returned via Workday within 60 days of event. (See instructions on How to Enroll or Request a Change in Benefits in Workday.)