Spouse Job Loss

Should your spouse lose their job, you may be eligible to make some changes to your benefits. In order to do so, you will need to provide a copy of your spouse's COBRA notice or equivalent official confirmation of loss of employment on employer letterhead within 30 days.  If you miss the window, you must wait until the Open Enrollment period.

You would be able to add your spouse and children to your health insurance, if not already covered. To add coverage of Medical and Dental coverage for your spouse and children, you will need to complete the UHC Enrollment form, and submit it along with the COBRA notice to the Benefits Office. In addition, you will need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate for your spouse, copy of the birth certificate or legal court document for your dependent(s) to submit with your forms for processing.

You are also able to begin or modify your Health and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending account. Simply complete the appropriate FSA form and submit to the Benefits Office within the 30 day window. More details are included on the Healthcare Flexible Spending tab or the Dependent Care Flexible Spending tab.

If this job loss results in your becoming eligible for Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program, you have 60 days to make changes to your Health Care FSA. 

To make any of these changes to your benefits, you must provide the Benefits Office a copy of your spouse's COBRA notice or equivalent official confirmation of loss of employment on employer letterhead.