Fluid Life Events: Changing your benefits after marriage or divorce
Certain life events may impact your benefits and allow you to make changes mid-year. This week, the Business Resource Center and the Benefits office launched a new PeopleSoft feature, Fluid Life Events, that allows you to make benefit changes online from any mobile device or computer. You can make changes online to your medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D coverage if you experience one of the following life events: marriage, divorce, birth, or adoption.
You can still submit paper Qualifying Life Event forms and documentation to the Benefits office if you prefer; these forms can also be used for life events not yet available in PeopleSoft.
Marriage is considered a qualifying life event, which allows you to make changes to your benefits mid-year. You and your new spouse should evaluate your benefit options to be sure your coverage makes sense for your new family. Make any benefits changes within 30 days of your marriage. For detailed step-by-step instructions, see Changing Benefits in PeopleSoft: Marriage.
Divorce is also a qualifying life event, which allows you to make changes to your benefits mid-year. Make any benefits changes within 30 days of your divorce. For detailed step-by-step instructions, see Changing Benefits in PeopleSoft: Divorce.
Information about the Birth and Adoption life events will be covered in the next Employee News.
Questions? To help the Business Resource Center continue to deliver excellent service, please use the PeopleSoft Life Events Employee Feedback Tool. If you have questions about your benefits, contact Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or KC Benefits.