Gain or Loss of Coverage - Human Resources at Ohio State

Gain or Loss of Coverage

If you or your dependent has recently gained or lost other coverage such as health coverage or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you may be eligible to make changes to your benefits within 31 days, including the day of the event.

Whether you are adding or terminating coverage, you will need to change your elections in Employee Self Service within 31 days, including the day of the life event. We cannot process a future event. You must wait until the gain or loss of coverage occurs before changing your elections. Documentation of the change in coverage for you and/or your covered dependents is required. This documentation is typically called a certificate of coverage, or it could be a letter from another insurance or employer.

You may elect to participate in or change the amount you contribute to your Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) by enrolling or changing elections within 31 days, including the day of the event. A job change may qualify you for updating your FSA participation and contribution. Review the FSA Specific Plan Details document for other conditions in which you can change your FSA enrollment status. Documentation of the change in coverage for you and/or your covered dependents is required. Newly elected balances are available for claims with dates of service on or after the event date.