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Life Events

Life changes: we're here to help you navigate it.

Many life events qualify for mid-year coverage, to see if yours does please visit DHRM's list of events. Below are some common life events and how to navigate them with our office. 


Getting Married
  • The employee will need to complete a new benefits enrollment form within 60 days of the marriage.
  • They will also need to provide a copy of the Vital Records Certificate of Marriage with the enrollment form. 
Having a Child
  • Until the employee receives the social security number, they complete a new healthcare form and provide a copy of the hospital proof of birth letter within 60 days of the birth. 
  • We will assign a temporary ID number.
  • They need to update HR with the baby's SSN as soon as they receive the number. 
  • Failure to update this information may result in future denial of claims by the carrier. 
Name Change
  • Please complete the name change form and submit it and the needed documents to HR. 
Divorce
  • The employee will need to complete the new benefits enrollment form within 60 days of the divorce; you'll need a copy of the divorce decree as well. 
  • If your name will be changing as a result of this: please see the name change instructions above. 

There are many other life events listed on the DHRM list of qualifying events; if yours is not listed above, please check DHRM's website as well and as always, reach out to [[askHR]] if you have any questions.