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.