Special Enrollment Rights
If you have a new dependent as a result of marriage, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption, you are able to enroll your new dependents. Federal law requires that health plans allow you at least 30 days after the marriage, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption to request enrollment. However, the AlaskaCare health plans do not include such limits. If your health plan covers dependents, you may request enrollment of those dependents at any time. If your health plan does not cover dependents, which may occur for retirees who must pay for coverage, you must request a change in coverage within 120 days of the date of the event.
If you have a change in family status, you may also be eligible to make new elections. See page 9 of the Employee Insurance Information Booklet or page 8 of the Retiree Insurance Information Booklet for a listing of changes in status recognized by the plan.
If you need to add or remove a dependent, follow the procedure below based on your status: