What is a Family Status Change (Qualifying Event)?

Also commonly referred to as a “qualifying life event,” this allows for the employee to make changes to their benefits within 30 days of the qualifying life event.  Some common examples (not all-inclusive) are:  Birth, death, marriage, divorce, [gain or loss of benefits and/or employment – OR- employment status change (self or spouse) –OR- spouse gaining or losing employment that affects the family’s benefits.]