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Change Your Benefits

A qualifying event (QE) is a change in your situation that can make you eligible for a special enrollment period, allowing you to make a change to your enrollment outside of the annual Open Enrollment period. Enrollment changes based upon a qualifying event must occur within 30 calendar days of that event. For example, if you get married on March 1, you must enroll no later than March 30.

  • Change in your FTE status from part-time to full-time or full-time to part-time that results in a significant increase or decrease in your premiums (medical or dental)
  • Change in your legal marital status (marriage and divorce)
  • Change in the number of your dependents (For example, through birth or adoption, or if a child is no longer an eligible dependent) 
  • Change in your spouse's employment status (resulting in a loss or gain of coverage)
  • Change in your employment resulting in a gain or loss of coverage
  • You or one of your dependents turn 26 
  • Entitlement to Medicare or Medicaid*

*If you become eligible for or lose coverage under Medicaid or a state child health plan, you must enroll or terminate coverage within 60 days.

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