Employee Benefits

Once Open Enrollment Ends: 
When Can You Change Your Benefits?

Major Life Events

Outside of the annual open enrollment period, an employee may change an enrollment election (i.e., add or delete dependents, change level of coverage) only if there has been a “major life event.”

The following are considered qualifying events:

• Marriage, Civil Union partner or divorce /dissolution of marriage or civil union
• Birth or adoption of a child by the employee
• Termination of employment (or commencement of employment) of the employee’s spouse
• The Spouse/partner has a significant change in employment status
• Taking an unpaid leave of absence by the employee or the employee’s spouse
• You waive medical coverage for yourself or your family members because of other health-care coverage—and you lose that other coverage for certain reasons.
• An enrolled family member dies.

Click here for detailed for more information on how to process a change in status due to a Major Life Event.

Links to Carrier Websites

Aetna
https://www.aetna.com

State of NJ – Division of Pension & Benefits
http://www.nj.gov/treasury/pensions/

Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) – Member Benefits Online
http://www.nj.gov/treasury/pensions/mbos-register.shtml
This page lists new webinars of interest to employees at all stages of their careers.  Topics include Solving MBOS Login Issues; PERS/TPAF Retirement Estimates; PERS/TPAF Pension Options;
Submitting an MBOS Retirement Application; or Understanding Your Pension Benefits.
Employee / Retirement Seminars and Webinars
https://www.nj.gov/treasury/pensions/member-training.shtml
Division of Pensions and Benefits FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS

Contacts

Benefit Resource Customer Service – 1-800-473-9595

Health Insurance Broker – Brown & Brown Metro
Colleen Coyle: 973-549-1968/ ccoyle@bbmetro.com
Dawn Scoblete: 973-531-2067 / dscoblete@bbmetro.com
Claim Issues: Sandy Klarfeld: 973-549-1916/ sklarfeld@bbmetro.com

Taryn Ragonese-Carlson
Benefits Coordinator

Administration Building
2 East Gibbons Street
Linden, NJ 07036
908-486-2800 x8023
tragonese-carlson@lindenps.org

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