Timing and Documentation

Congratulations on your recent marriage! To qualify for a Life Event, you must provide a copy of your official government issued marriage certificate.

You have 60 days from the marriage date to provide documentation and make changes to your County benefits. New elections will be effective the 1st of the month after you have submitted your marriage certificate.

Making Changes

You can initiate a Qualifying Life Event and upload a copy of your marriage certificate by logging into PeopleSoft Self Service and following this path:

Main Menu> Self Service > Benefits > Life Event > I got married

Once received, an Employee Benefits representative will open a Life Event and send you an email with instructions to make your elections. Receipt of your marriage certificate will begin the Life Event process, but you must then log in to actively make your new elections after receiving email notification from Employee Benefits.

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.

Name and Address Changes

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

To update your name in PeopleSoft and with the insurance carriers, contact your DHRO to discuss the process. Once your department updates your name, that information will automatically update all other records.

*Note for Kaiser Members*

Approximately two weeks after processing your name change within your department, you must call Kaiser Membership Services to request that your “personal record be updated to match your group record.” This will complete the name change process for Kaiser and initiate new member ID cards.