Benefits - Event: Getting Married
Life Event: Getting Married, Forming a Domestic Partnership or Adding a Spouse or Domestic Partner due to Qualifying Life Event
Same-Sex Married City Employees:
You have 30 days after the marriage date or the date you formed your domestic partnership to enroll your new spouse or domestic partner in City-sponsored medical, dental and vision coverage. Coverage begins on the first day of the month following date of marriage or the date the domestic partnership was formed. If you miss this deadline, you can enroll your new spouse or domestic partner at the next open enrollment period in the fall. To enroll your new spouse or domestic partner, you must complete and submit:
If your domestic partner (and their children) are not tax dependents under IRS tax code, there are tax consequences based on the value of the medical, dental and vision coverage. You'll be asked to verify your dependents' eligibility for City benefits.
Step 2 - Review your life insurance needs
Within 30 days of the marriage/domestic partnership you can:
You must wait until Open Enrollment to:
Step 3 - Review your LTD (disability) insurance needs
Step 4 - Update your beneficiary information
Update beneficiary information for your Life, AD&D and Deferred Compensation plans. (If you've forgotten who you selected as beneficiary, contact your Human Resources Representative.) Remember to also check the beneficiary election for your sick leave payout and retirement, as well as your non-City plans such as IRA and personal life insurance plans. Send updated personal information to your Department's Human Resources Representative.
Step 5 - Change personal and tax withholding information
You may need to change the amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck by submitting a new W-4 statement to your Department's Human Resources Representative or Payroll office for processing. You can also change your W-4 statement on line using Employee Self-Service.