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Eligibility & Qualifying Events


All permanent employees will be eligible for benefits on the 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment. Family members including Spouse and Dependent Child(ren) are also eligible for coverage.

Eligible Dependents include:

  • Legally married spouse

  • Domestic Partner (Affidavit Required)

  • Child up to the age of 26 including:

    • Natural or adopted Child

    • Step Child

    • Child that you are legal guardian of

    • Child that has been placed with you for adoption


Once you have made your elections, you will not be able to make any changes until the next annual open enrollment period, unless you experience a Qualifying Event as defined by the IRS.


If you experience a Qualifying Event, you

can make a change to your benefit that is

consistent with the status change.

Qualifying Events include:

  • Marriage

  • Divorce / Legal separation

  • Birth / Adoption / Legal custody of a child

  • Death of a spouse or dependent child

  • Employee or dependents gain/loss of other coverage

  • A change in work status that causes you to gain or lose eligibility.

If we do not receive notification within 31 days of the effective date of the event no changes can be made until Open Enrollment

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