Birth, Adoption or Placement for Adoption

Enroll your new child in benefits.

You have 60-days from the date of your qualifying event to make changes to benefits outside of open enrollment. If you are submitting documents due to a qualifying event you must submit all forms and supporting documents within 60-days of the qualifying event date.

Employees who are at work should use employee self-service to submit your benefit change request. You will be required to upload the birth certificate, adoption papers, custody award papers, or court order requiring you to provide coverage for the child before your qualifying life event is approved. The Benefits Division will notify you when you can go back to the eBenefits system to update your elections.

If you are on a leave of absence, please contact the Benefits Division for the enrollment paperwork.

Consider changing your tax withholdings.

Adding a child may affect the amount of taxes you pay. You may wish to consult a financial counselor to discuss your situation. If you decide to change your tax withholdings, you can do so via Employee Self Service.

Update your beneficiaries

You can change your beneficiaries online when you update your benefits elections.

 

Resources

Instructions for Adding a Life Event in PeopleSoft eBenefits

Log into eBenefits