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Life events related to marriage and partnership provide you an opportunity outside the annual open enrollment period to update your benefits elections and add, change or remove your coverage. These life events include:

  • Marriage, divorce or legal separation
  • Establishment or dissolution of a registered domestic partnership
  • Death of your spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Gain or loss of coverage for your spouse or domestic partner

Make your changes online

Log into My Benefits

For support, contact the University HR Service Team


Date of the event

31 days after the date of the event

*Remember, your medical plan eligibility is based on your home zip code. If you move out of the Kaiser or SHCA service area you must make changes within 31 days of the first day your new address takes effect, and if necessary, select a new medical plan.

Please note: Benefits discussed here are governed by the plan contracts and policies, Stanford policies and applicable state and federal laws. If there is a conflict between the wording of this information and any policy, contract or law, the contracts, policies and applicable laws govern. We reserve the right to alter, amend or terminate any of the benefits described in this booklet at any time. If this happens, we will notify those affected by the change.

Important Reminders

1. Submit document(s) to verify dependent eligibility

Within 31 days of your life event submit your documentation via the upload feature in My Benefits or fax to 866-539-0431. 

If documentation is not received your dependents coverage will be canceled retroactive to the date of the life event.

Learn about dependent eligibility documentation requirements

2. Review your beneficiary designation

Log into My Benefits to review and update your beneficiary designation.

3. Update your directory and AlertSU information

Log into StanfordYou to update your contact information.