Marriage is a qualified change in status, so employees may want to make certain changes to health and insurance benefits coverage. Employees have 30 days to change their coverage after getting married.
Here are the steps to take to get a future together off to a great start:
Employees must update marital status, name, address and any other personal information that changed as a result of marriage at People at Liberty. Log into the Portal for a full list of direct links to updates to make. If employees need any assistance during the process, they should contact the HR Support Center at 1-877-564-4772.
Employees have 30 days from the date of marriage to make changes to benefits. If employees don’t make changes within 30 days, they’ll have to wait until the next Annual Enrollment period or until they have another qualified status change. Employees can make eligible changes to health and income protection plans by visiting BenefitConnect or calling the Liberty Benefits Center at 1-800-758-4460.
Review and update beneficiary designations for retirement, and life and AD&D insurance benefits. Log into the Portal for a full list of direct links to the various beneficiary designations.
Employees must make sure their tax withholding and exemptions are up-to-date. They can visit People at Liberty to update tax elections.
Employees should make sure their important legal documents are up-to-date so they have a plan in place to provide for loved ones. They have access to self-help resources for financial documents as well as a no-cost 30 minute legal consultation through the Work Life Solutions (EAP) Plan. Employees can log into the Portal to view the Work Life Solutions website and phone number.
Employees must update their driver’s license, passport, billing accounts and Social Security, as applicable, to reflect a name change. They can log into the Portal to view an extensive list of what updates an employee will want to make when changing their name.
Employees can review their plan for achieving the retirement they envision with a spouse. Visit NetBenefits® for more information on saving for retirement.
Getting married is an exciting time, and it comes with a lot of change. The Work Life Solutions (EAP) Plan provides resources, immediate advice over the phone and referrals to online and face-to-face counseling. Receive up to 10 free visits per family member, per issue, each year. Employees can log into the Portal to view the Work Life Solutions website and phone number.