Open benefits enrollment period for same-sex spouses runs through December 4

Enrollment is open for health benefits for Virginia's married same-sex couples, following the state's recent legal recognition of those marriages.

As a state institution, Radford University employees whose same-sex marriage occurred prior to Oct. 6, 2014, have until Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, to submit their enrollment request and required documentation to their benefits administrator.

Employees who become legally married must submit their health benefits enrollment request to enroll or add their spouse and other eligible dependents within 60 days of the marriage.

Coverage based on this qualifying mid-year event will be effective the first of the month following submission of an enrollment request. If an enrollment request is received on the first day of the month, coverage is effective that day.

If this enrollment window is missed, employees must wait until the next Open Enrollment or another qualifying mid-year event that will allow them to add eligible family members.

For more information, visit the RU Human Resources website.

Nov 11, 2014