If you experience a life event during the plan year, you may be eligible to make changes to your existing benefit elections. The election change is only permitted when the life event is consistent with the change requested. Examples of a life event include: marriage, divorce, birth/adoption or placement for adoption of a dependent child, death, loss of coverage due to your loss of employment or spouse’s loss of employment or benefit eligibility. You must complete the benefit change form and provide supporting documentation within 30 days of the event. See your local HR representative for required forms.