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Qualifying Mid-Year Events for Health Insurance

Full Description

If you experience a qualifying mid-year event (QME) and would like to make changes to your health insurance and/or flexibile spending accounts, you have 60 days from the date of the event within which to make the change.  To make the desired changes, you must submit a completed Health Enrollment Form (pdf) as well as any required supporting documentation (as listed for the specific QME) within that 60-day period.

Qualifying mid-year events include, but are not limited to, marriage or divorce, birth or adoption of a child, the beginning or ending of unpaid leave, your spouse/child's new eligibility under their employer's health plan, a change in your employment status (full-time to part-time or vice versa), and enrollment in a Marketplace Exchange health plan.  Please note that not all QMEs allow for changes to your health plan and/or flexible spending accounts.  For information on specific QMEs including criteria and effective date of the change, please visit http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/enrolling-and-making-changes/qualifyingmidyearevent.

If you have any questions, please contact David Sherman (drsherman@wm.edu; 221-3151) or Amy Byxbe (arbyxbe@wm.edu; 221-3155).