Change in Marital Status

Marriage

Things to consider:

  • Compare your new spouses benefits with your benefits so that you can make an informed decision on whose coverage will best suit your situation
  • Notify the Benefits Office within 30 days of the date of marriage
  • Enroll spouse/dependents into GVSU Benefit Plans
    • Attach marriage license with raised seal.
  • Drop medical, dental, vision coverage
    • Notify Benefits Office in writing within 30 days of the marriage
    • Bring or send in a copy of the final Divorce Decree or Notice of Legal Separation
  • Increase Flex Spending Account
    • Complete FSA Enrollment Form
    • Return form to HR within 30 days of the Birth

You may also want to:

  • Change your name, marital status, and add/change life insurance beneficiaries. For details on how to change your name, visit www.gvsu.edu/namechange
  • Increase or enroll your spouse and/or dependents in the supplemental life insurance program.
  • Change name, address, and beneficiary with retirement vendor
    • TIAA/CREF
    • Fidelity
    • Hourly Staff Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Change your address and/or phone number
  • Update Emergency Contact
  • Contact IT to update email address
  • Change or add direct deposit
  • Change Financial/Banking information
    • Direct Deposit
    • Credit Cards
    • Checking/Savings account
    • Other Investment Options
  • Request a new Social Security Card
  • Update Drivers License
  • Update Passport
  • Notify contacts of marital status and name change

Divorce or Legal Separation

Things to consider:

  • Notify the Benefits Office within  60 days of the date of Divorce or Legal Separation
  • Enroll in GVSU Benefit Plans
    • Attach or Bring in a copy of the final Divorce Decree or Notice of Legal Separation
  • Remove spouse/step-child(ren)
    • Email to healthandwellness@gvsu.edu stating who you need removed
    • Notify Benefits Office in writing within 60 days of Divorce or Legal Separation
    • Bring or send in a copy of the final Divorce Decree or Notice of Legal Separation

You may also want to:

  • Decrease Flexible Spending Account
    • Complete FSA enrollment form
    • Return form to HR within 30 days of the Birth
  • Change your name, marital status and remove/change life Insurance beneficiaries
  • Change name, address, and beneficiary with retirement vendor
    • TIAA/CREF
    • New England Financial
    • Fidelity
    • Hourly Staff Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Change your address and/or phone number
  • Change or add direct deposit
  • Update Emergency Contact
  • Contact IT to update email address
  • Change Financial/Banking information
    • Direct Deposit
    • Credit Cards
    • Checking/Savings account
    • Other Investment Options
  • Request a new Social Security Card
  • Update Drivers License
  • Update Passport
  • Notify contacts of marital status and name change

Worklife and Encompass

  • Feel free at any time to contact our Worklife Consultant Sue Sloop.
  • GVSU Work Life Connections is your link to information, resources, and referrals on most any concern or life event that you may experience. Through our employee assistance service, Encompass, we can assist you in getting the support, information and answers that you need, get you on the right track again, and take some of the stress out of your life.
  • Encompass will provide:
    • Free Counseling for faculty, staff and their dependents
    • Elder Care Resource and Referral
    • Child Care Referrals
    • Financial and Legal Services
    • Convenience Services and more!