Changing Medical/Dental Insurance
for Faculty & Staff

There are two instances when an eligible subscriber (an employee) may make changes to PEBB provided medical and/or dental insurance coverage. This includes changes for the employee, a spouse or qualified domestic partner, and dependents.


Annual Open Enrollment

You are allowed to change your medical and dental insurance coverage for any reason during the open enrollment period that takes place in the late fall of each year. During this time frame, you may also enroll or change your participation in the medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP). Annual Open Enrollment typically occurs in November, runs for approximately one month, and changes are effective the 1st of January the following year. Learn more.

 * When adding or removing a dependent from insurance coverage during open enrollment, you must submit valid documentation that verifies your dependent's status. Learn more.

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Special Open Enrollment

Outside of the annual open enrollment, you can change your medical and dental elections if you experience a "qualifying life event." Changes during this special open enrollment include waiving coverage, adding coverage, or changing to a different plan. The following are approved qualifying events - click the relevant circumstance to learn more:

Newly eligible due to:

Eligibility loss due to:

 * When adding or removing a dependent from insurance coverage during open enrollment, you must submit valid documentation that verifies your dependent's status. Learn more.

If you have questions, please contact the Benefits Office as soon as possible.

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Special Open Enrollment Conditions:

  • Any health care coverage change during a special open enrollment must be directly related to the qualifying life event that created your special open enrollment period.
  • You must complete and submit the required forms and supporting documentation, if applicable, to the Benefits Office within 60 days of the date of the qualifying event.
  • Health plan coverage will begin the first of the month following the later of either the event date or the date the form is received.
  • If multiple events are occurring, please contact the Benefits Office for assistance.
  • Dental coverage cannot be waived.
  • You may enroll in, change, or cancel a flexible spending account (FSA) or Dependent Care Assistance Program account (DCAP) only as it impacts the remainder of the year.

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Page Updated 09.27.2013