After Adding a new dependent, a Change Benefits action will launch, allowing you to enroll or remove them from your benefits.

Scenarios:

If adding a dependent due to a birth:

  • Effective date: child’s birthdate.
  • Reason:

If adding a due to adoption or placement:

  • Effective date: adoption or placement date.
  • Reason:

If adding a dependent due to marriage:

  • Effective date: date of marriage.
  • Reason:

If adding a dependent due to domestic partnership:

  • Effective date: date the domestic partnership <<met all criteria,>> plus 6 months.
  • Reason:
    • If adding a domestic partner, domestic partner’s child or other non-IRS eligible dependent, see the <<additional financial impact>> of adding them to medical/dental plans.

If adding a dependent due to a court order:

  • Effective date: date of the ruling of order
  • Reason:

If removing a dependent due to death:

  • Effective date: date of death (and in the date of death field).
  • Reason: 

If removing a dependent due to a divorce/end of domestic partnership:

  • Effective date: date of the divorce/end of domestic partnership.
  • Reason: 
  • You must change the relationship to ex-spouse/ex-domestic partner.

If changing a domestic partner to spouse:

  • Effective Date: marriage date
  • Reason: Add new dependent: Marriage
  • You must change the relationship to spouse.

Questions? <<Employee.benefits@multco.us>> or 503-988-3477.