|Student Health Plan |
During the annual enrollment period, July and September, you may change your Student Health Program coverage. Outside of the annual enrollment period, you may change coverage only if you have a qualifying family status change or a special enrollment situation (see Special Enrollment Rights).
Examples of IRS-qualified changes in family status include:
Marriage, legal separation, annulment, or divorce
Birth, death, or adoption of a dependent
- Placement for adoption of a dependent
- Your dependent becomes eligible or is no longer eligible for coverage under the Student Health Program
- You are required to cover your child due to a QMCSO
- You or your dependent become eligible for Medicare or Medicaid (you may change the current election for the eligible person only)
Any other event that qualifies as a family status change under the Internal Revenue Code (with the approval of the Plan Administrator) to be consistent with your family status change.
Further, any student, their spouse, or dependent child whose coverage under any other group health plan suddenly or unexpectedly ends will be permitted medical coverage under the Student Health Program provided appropriate contributions are made. Please notify Student Accounts and Business Services about your situation to see if coverage is available.
Any change in your benefit enrollment must correspond directly to the change in family status. If you submit an affidavit of marriage/domestic partnership or adoption papers accompanied by a new enrollment form or a change of information form within 30 days after the change, coverage becomes effective on the date of the change. If you delay past 30 days, you must wait until the next open enrollment before coverage can become effective.