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Qualifying Life Events (Change in Status)

Under the IRS Code, Section 125, the employee must pay the same amount of premium each month during the year, unless the employee has a qualifying change in family status.

Qualifying life events which end dependent eligibility (such as divorce) must be reported immediately. If an event that ends dependent eligibility is not reported immediately the policyholder may face certain repercussions, such as reimbursement of claims paid by PEIA on the in-eligible dependent or premium cost reimbursement to WVU.

Qualifying changes in family status are:

WVU employees may make plan changes when a spouse or dependent changes coverage during Open Enrollment under his/her plan if:

How to Enroll
Option 1: Online Enrollment Option 2: Paper Form Required Documentation
To add dependents, PEIA requires “Dependent Eligibility Documentation:”

Please use the PEIA Required Documentation Guide as a reference when making changes to your coverage as a result of a life/qualifying event.

Questions? Contact: WV PEIA 1.888.680.7342

WVU Benefits Administration 304.293.5700×4