Life change? Should your benefits change, too?

When you select your benefits each fall during open enrollment, you are reminded that no changes can be made after enrollment closes (until the next enrollment timeframe) unless there is a qualifying life event (change in family status). Let’s take a look at what life events qualify and how you can change your benefits should you experience a life change. 

First, it’s important to note that only specific events qualify, including but not limited to birth or adoption, marriage, divorce and death of a dependent.

Next, once a qualifying life event occurs, you are required to report it within 31 days. If you don’t make the request within the 31-day time period following the family change, you will not be able to make changes until the next open enrollment period.

To record a life event or change in family status, sign on to Benefitfocus through the OneCampus portal. The Benefitfocus Detailed Life Event (Change in Family Status) instructions can assist you with making the needed changes to your benefits as a result of your life event.

Finally, visit the Benefits website for more details - including a list of all qualifying events - on life event (change in family status) benefit elections.

If you have any questions or need assistance related to a qualifying life event, contact Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll free at 877-725-0222 or via email at