If you add a new child to your family due to birth, adoption or placement for adoption, you are eligible to add the child to your current benefit plans. You may also be able to enroll in certain benefit plans that offer an open enrollment due to the addition of a new child to your family.

You must submit an application to add your new child to your benefit plans and/or enroll in a benefit plan for the first time within 30-60 days of gaining a new child (deadline varies by plan).

All enrollment periods begin on the date of the event – the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

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You may take the following actions within 60 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Coverage is effective on the date of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

  • Add the new child to your existing coverage
  • Change from Single to Family coverage
  • Enroll (can cover all eligible family members)
    • If enrolling in a High Deductible Health Plan, see HDHP/HSA.

You may also change health plans within 30 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Change to the new health plan is effective the first of the month on or following the receipt of the application. If you change health plans, your annual out-of-pocket limit will restart at $0.00. Prescription drug annual out-of-pocket limit will transfer to the new plan. Note: If you are changing to/from a high deductible health plan (HDHP), ALL limits will restart.

You may take the following action within 60 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Coverage is effective on the date of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

  • Add the new child to your existing coverage
  • Change from single to family coverage
  • Enroll (can cover all eligible family members)

You should review your beneficiary designation for the EPIC Benefits+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit and update, if necessary.

You may take the following action within 60 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Coverage is effective on the date of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

  • Add the new child to your existing coverage
  • Change from single to family coverage
  • Enroll (can cover all eligible family members)

You may take the following action within 60 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Coverage is effective on the date of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

  • Add the new child to your existing coverage
  • Change from single to family coverage
  • Enroll (can cover all eligible family members)

You may take the following actions within 30 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Coverage is effective on the first of the month on or following 30 days from the date of the birth, adoption, or placement for adoption.

  • Enroll in Basic coverage (if not currently enrolled)
  • Add one unit of employee coverage (if not already enrolled in maximum number of units)
  • Enroll in one or two units of Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent coverage
    • If already enrolled, newly eligible children are automatically covered (does not require an application)

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

If enrolled in Employee coverage, you may add Child coverage within 30 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption if this is the first time you have an eligible child to cover. If already enrolled in Child coverage, newly eligible children are automatically covered (does not require an application).

Coverage is effective on the first of the month on or following 30 days from the date of the birth, adoption, or placement for adoption.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity upon the addition of a child to your family.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity upon the addition of a child to your family.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You may enroll in Employee Only or Family coverage at any time. If enrolled in Family coverage, newly eligible children are automatically covered (does not require an application).

Changes to your coverage are effective on the first of the month on or following the receipt of your application.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity upon the addition of a child to your family.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Action must be consistent with the qualifying event.

  • Enroll in a Health Care and/or Dependent Day Care FSA
  • Increase your Health Care and/or Dependent Day Care FSA election (if already enrolled).

You must submit a Change of Election form to your institution's benefits office to enroll in or change your election under one or both of the plans. If you enroll, coverage is effective on the date of the birth, adoption, or placement for adoption.

If you enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan (for health insurance), or change your health plan to a High Deductible Health Plan due to birth, adoption or placement for adoption, you are required to also enroll in the Health Savings Account. Submit the HSA enrollment form along with the State Group Health application to your institution's benefits office within 30 days of the birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Note that there are special eligibility requirements to enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan. See HDHP/HSA for more information.

You can make changes to your contributions at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation(s) and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You should review your tax withholding exemptions and update, if necessary.

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. This page does not guarantee enrollment or the ability to make changes to your benefits.