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


Delta Dental

State of NJ – Division of Pension & Benefits

Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) – Member Benefits Online
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
Division of Pensions and Benefits FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS


Aetna Member Services – (866) 377-7216

Aetna Rx Services – (888) 792-3862

Delta Dental – (800) 452-9310

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

Health Insurance Broker (Doyle Alliance Group) – (866) 315-8505

Taryn Ragonese-Carlson
Benefits Coordinator

Administration Building
2 East Gibbons Street
Linden, NJ 07036
908-486-2800 x8023

Upcoming Events

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator – Annabell Louis / alouis@lindenps.org / 908-486-2800 ext. 8036
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