Major life events – such as birth or adoption of a child, marriage, or divorce – enable you to make changes to your health care plans and add or drop eligible dependents from coverage.

When you experience a life event, also known as a qualifying status change, you have 60 days from the date of the event or within 60 days from the date that eligibility under other coverage ended to make changes to your benefits. If you miss the 60-day deadline, your next chance to request a change is open enrollment.

Explore the topics below to learn more about each life event and the benefit changes you may make.


Employees covered under the State System Health Plan

Faculty, Coaches, Nonrepresented, OPEIU, SPFPA

- Birth or Adoption​
- Marriage
- Divorce
- Over Age Dependent
- Death


Employees covered under the PEBTF Health Plan

AFSCME, SCUPA, SEIU, PDA

- Birth or Adoption​
Marriage
- Divorce​
- Over Age Dependent​​
- Death​