Change in age or school status of a dependent

If your dependent has reached the age of 26 and is under age 27, graduated from college or is no longer a full time student they are no longer eligible to be on your health insurance.
  • Notify the Benefits Office within 60 days of the life event
  • You will need to send healthandwellness@gvsu.edu an email indicating the last date of classes, or the graduation date. This date will be the last day of the dependents coverage under your health insurance.
You may also want to
  • Increase/Decrease Flexible Spending account (Change must be consistent with the event)
If you have a dependent who is over 26 and under age 27 who is now attending school full time they are now eligible to enroll in medical coverage through Grand Valley State University. 
To enroll the dependent you will need to:
  • Notify the Benefit Office within 30 days of the life event
  • Complete the proper Medical Plan Enrollment form (selecting desired level of coverage)
  • You will need to submit the student schedule or letter from the school they are attending verifying their full time status to the Benefits Office. 
    •  The student schedule or letter of verification from the school should contain the following information: College Name (typed not handwritten), Dependent Name (typed not handwritten), credit hours, and your name (employee of Grand Valley State University). 
You may also want to: 
  • Increase/Decrease Flex Spending account (Change must be consistent with the event)                 
If your dependent is over age 26 and under age 27 and received a letter in the mail from their health insurance provider stating that they are going to lose coverage without proof of full time student status they will need to:
  • Submit the student schedule or letter from the school they are attending verifying their full time status to the Benefit Office. 
    •  The student schedule or letter of verification from the school should contain the following information: College Name (typed not handwritten), Dependent Name (typed not handwritten), credit hours, and your name (employee of Grand Valley State University).  
  • If the dependent is no longer a full time student please send the Benefits Office an email healthandwellness@gvsu.eduindicating their last date of being a full time student, this will be the last date of their coverage. 
You may also want to: 
  • Increase/Decrease Flexible Spending account (Change must be consistent with the event)

Page last modified December 23, 2013