If you are a
newly hired eligible employee
, you can enroll yourself and your eligible dependents within 31 days of your date of hire. Your eligibility date is the first day of the biweekly pay period after you have commenced employment. Other eligibility requirements may apply to certain insurance plans.
If you wish to enroll a
newly acquired dependent
after your coverage becomes effective, you must notify the MI HR Service Center within 31 days of acquiring this new dependent. You will be required to complete the necessary forms and will also be required to provide proof of dependent eligibility, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc. See Section 13, Question # 2 for information on insurance effective dates. Review dependent eligibility guidelines for details on children ages 19 to 26, children who are adopted, or for whom there is joint custody.
If you do not enroll when newly hired, or you do not enroll your dependents at that time (or when newly acquired), you will be given other opportunities during future Open Enrollment Periods.
If you move to a
new permanent residence
outside of the service area of the HMO or DMO in which you are enrolled, you must transfer your enrollment to another available group insurance plan immediately.
Other mid-year changes are generally not allowed unless there has been a "family status change" as described in the Frequently Asked Questions section (13).