You have 30 days from the date of the qualifying event to request a change to your insurance. If you fail to request your change within 30 days of the QE, your request will be denied!
If one or more of the following Changes in Status occur, you may revoke your old election during the plan year and make a new election, provided that both the revocation and new election are on account of and correspond with the Change in Status (as described below).
If an employee is eligible for a family status change, when will the change be effective?The change will be effective the first of the month based on the legal documentation provided by the employee.
After the employee submits the change(s), how and when will the employee see the effect(s) of the change?All family status changes are processed within 10 working days of receipt. The employee will receive a calculation worksheet showing the date the change is effective, the check date the change will appear in, the arrearage or overage and the new per check deduction. (See insurance rate schedule for monthly and per check premiums.)
If an employee is not eligible under the qualifying event rules, when will they be able to make a change?Without a qualifying event, an employee can make changes to their coverage only during the Annual Enrollment period which is held once a year. No legal documentation is required during this time period.
Can an employee change from one plan to another plan at any time during the year?No. The only time an employee can change from one plan to another is during the annual enrollment period - unless the employee moves out of the service area of their plan.
If the new deduction appears on the employee's paycheck, does that mean the change is effective?No. The effective date is indicated on the calculation worksheet sent to the employee. Payroll deductions only insure that the employee will pay enough premiums to cover the 12-month plan year (October 1 to September 30).
Please review the attached document as provided for by Section 409.1664, Florida Statutes.
Adoption Benefits for State Employees and Other Eligible Applicants