Change in Marital Status

Notify the Benefits Office within 30 days of the date of change in marital status by logging into the eBenefits system.

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 by logging into the eBenefits system.
    • Enroll spouse/dependents into GVSU Benefit Plans
    • Drop medical, dental, vision coverage
    • Increase Flex Spending Account

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
    • 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 by logging into the eBenefits system.
    • Update Enrollment in GVSU Benefit Plans
    • Remove spouse/step-child(ren)

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. For details on how to change your name, visit www.gvsu.edu/namechange
  • Change name, address, and beneficiary with retirement vendor
    • TIAA
    • 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

Encompass Work Life Resources

  • Feel free to contact your Work Life Consultant for support at any time.
  • Encompass, your employee assistance program (EAP), is your source for information, tools, and referrals for any personal or professional obstacles that you may experience. Learn more about the Encompass resources available to you, including:
    • 7 free counseling sessions for employees and family members
    • Child care resources
    • Financial and legal services, and more


Page last modified April 28, 2022