Family Events
The following subsections describe how your benefits are affected when certain family events occur and what actions you may need to take:
Don't Miss the Deadline!
Most of the family events described here allow you to change coverage because they qualify as change-in-status events. With change-in-status events, there is typically a 31-day deadline (180 days for births and adoptions) to submit your election changes. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to change your coverage until the next annual open enrollment period.