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Qualifying Life Events

Other than during the annual Open Enrollment Period, you can only enroll in or make enrollment changes to a Health & Wellness Plan if you experience a qualifying life event. Changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying life event (unless otherwise noted below).

Changing your benefits due to a qualifying life event?

  1. Update your benefit information in Employee Self-Service using this guide: How to change a benefit election SOP.
  2. Upload applicable supporting documentation to self-service (example: loss of benefits letter from spouse's employer, birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.)

Qualifying Life Events

Click on the links below for common qualifying life event guides. If a guide is not supplied, and/ or if you have further questions, please contact Hope Meixell, meixellh@moravian.edu or 610.861.1528, for more information.

  • Open Enrollment Period
  • Marriage or divorce;
  • Birth or adoption (or placement for adoption) of a child;
  • Change in employment status, spouse or employee, that causes a gain or loss of Plan eligibility;
  • Change in dependent child’s custody;
  • Death of a spouse/ domestic partner or dependent;
  • Any other event that changes the number of your dependents;
  • Eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP (60 days);
  • Loss of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP coverage (60 days);
  • Determination of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP premium assistance (60 days).

Domestic Partnership

Moravian University recognizes domestic partnerships in their employee benefits. However, the employee and his/ her domestic partner will need to validate the domestic partnership with supporting documentation and signing of the following: Certification of Domestic Partnership.