Marriage 

Enroll Your Spouse In Benefits

You have 60 days from the date of your marriage to make certain benefits changes — add your spouse to your coverage (or yourself to your spouse's coverage), change Flexible Spending Account deductions, enroll your spouse in life insurance, etc. Once we receive your online enrollment and marriage certificate, your benefit changes will be effective on the first day of the following month. 

Employees should use employee self-service to submit your benefit change request. You will be required to upload your marriage certificate 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.

Consider Changing Your Tax Withholdings.

Getting married will affect the amount of taxes you pay. The primary determining factor of your tax status is whether you are a one- or two-income couple. 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. If you do not include your spouse as your primary beneficiary, you must complete the Beneficiary form and have your spouse sign the form to acknowledge that they know they are not the primary beneficiary.

 

Name and Address Changes

If you change your address, be sure to update it in Employee Self Service.

If you change your name, first contact the Social Security Administration. Then, be sure the name on your payroll record matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration. Contact your departmental HR/Payroll staff to update your name.

 

Resources

Instructions for Adding a Life Event in PeopleSoft eBenefits

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