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Life Events - Spouse Change in Benefits

If your spouse experiences a change in benefits, this may allow for special enrollment in the RF benefit plans (refer to “Special Enrollment Rights” in the Benefits Handbook). 

 

To enroll your spouse and potential dependents in your Health Plan, Dental Plan, or Vision Plan, refer to the information below or the Benefits Handbook for additional information.

 

Health Plan
If, as a result of the change in benefits of your spouse, you and/or your dependents have lost coverage through your spouse’s plan, you will be allowed to change or add coverage through one of the RF’s health plans. 

 

The special enrollment period following your loss of other coverage allows you to elect one of the RF’s health plans, within 30 days after the other coverage ends.  If elected, coverage begins on the first day of the calendar month that begins after the date that the completed request is received by the Plan. 

 

Refer to the Health Plan Web pages and the Benefits Handbook for additional information on eligibility and how to enroll.

 

If you were enrolled in the RF’s benefit plans and wish to add your spouse and/or dependents as a result of the loss of other coverage, the “Special Enrollment Rights” mentioned above apply.

 

Dental and Vision Plans
To change your coverage level, you must log on to Self Service (www.rfsuny.org/selfservice). If you are unable to use Self Service, you may complete and submit a new RF Benefits Enrollment Form to your campus Benefits Office.

You may change coverage anytime during the year. Your new coverage will become effective on the day your campus benefits Office receives your completed enrollment.

If the change involves a newly eligible dependent, dependent coverage becomes effective on the date the dependent became eligible, provided your enrollment is completed within 60 days of this date.

 

Refer to the Dental Plan Web pages, Vision Plan Web pages, and the Benefits Handbook for additional information on eligibility and how to enroll.

Additionally, if you were enrolled in the RF’s benefit plans and wish to add your spouse and/or dependents as a result of the loss of other coverage, the “Special Enrollment Rights” mentioned above apply.

 
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