The benefit choices that you make during Open Enrollment and during your new hire window will remain in effect for the entire plan year unless you have a change in family status or a qualifying event. If you experience a qualified change in family status you will have the opportunity to make mid-year changes to your benefit elections.
Examples of a qualified change in family status include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Marriage, divorce, legal separation, or annulment
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Change in employment for you or your spouse that affects your benefit eligibility
- Loss of other health coverage
It is your responsibility to notify National Jewish Health Benefits Department within 31 days after a qualifying event. You will need to provide documentation of the event, such as a marriage license or birth certificate. Benefit changes must be directly related to the qualified change in family status.