Compliance with the Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
NoticeEnrollment of Eligible Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependents - Enrollment in benefits must take place within 31 days of an employee first becoming eligible for benefits, during an annual open enrollment period or within 31 days of an appropriate qualifying life event. All necessary forms and required documentation must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources within this time period.
Qualifying life events for enrolling Eligible Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners and Dependents include the following:
Eligible Employees may voluntarily terminate coverage for themselves or their Eligible Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependents during an annual open enrollment period or within 31 days of an appropriate qualifying life event. For qualifying life events, benefits will be terminated as of the date of the event provided all necessary forms and required documentation are submitted to the Office of Human Resources within the 31 day time period.
An Eligible Spouse's or Domestic Partner's open enrollment that includes new coverage options not previously available is considered a qualifying life event for voluntarily terminating coverage.
For further information on eligibility, please refer to the Benefits Eligibility Policy.
Date: January 2011
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