If you experience a Qualifying Event or change in family status, you are able to make changes to who is covered under your State Health plan and your other benefits. Qualifying events include: Marriage, Divorce, Birth, Adoption, loss of healthcare due to job loss/change.
First, know that there is a 31 day window to add a dependent to your benefit plan due to a qualifying event (90 days for a new baby). This means that you have 31 days from your wedding day or 90 days from the birth date of your new baby to get the new addition registered with State Health, life insurance plan, and dental. If you miss the window, you must wait until the October open enrollment period to add your new family member and coverage would not begin until January 1st, no exceptions.
Add this to your Wedding Planning To-Do List or your Getting Ready for Baby List. And make sure you get it checked off before the deadline.
Note, if you or one of your dependents (spouse or child) uses tobacco, there is an $80 tobacco surcharge added to your health plan premium (monthly).
2. To add a dependent to your Barrow Benefits, contact the Benefits Office.
Please remember that the above explanation is just a summary. The official insurance company plan documents govern operation of this benefit. Click here to download the FSA plan document. (This will be provided soon)