Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Life Event Changes

Change-in-status events include marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, death, loss of dependent status as defined by the IRS, loss of student eligibility, spousal loss or gain of employment, and a spousal open enrollment period resulting in changes to a Loyola employee’s benefits. Any changes to benefits due to a change-in-status event change must be made within 30 days of the event.

Benefits-eligible employees can update their benefits when they have a change-in-status-event change. Employees should sign on to their Inside.Loyola home page, click on Benefit Enrollment in the lower right-hand corner under Quick Links, click on New Request and follow the directions. Submit supporting documentation to verify your change-in-status event. *See the bottom of this page for more information about supporting document requirements to verify your life event.

*Supporting Document Requirements to Verify your change-in-status event:


• Birth or Adoption: A birth certificate or birth notice from the hospital, or an adoption agreement.

• Marriage: A marriage certificate. If you are dropping your health coverage because you have been added on to your new spouse’s coverage as a result of your marriage you must report a Gain of other Coverage life event, not a marriage event.

• Divorce: A divorce decree or a notice of legal separation.

• Change to Spouse Benefits/Eligibility: If your spouse/LDA has gained new coverage: A letter on company letterhead stating the date that your new coverage became effective, the types of coverage that have been gained (for example – medical, dental, and vision coverage), and the names of the affected dependents. If your spouse/LDA lost their coverage: A letter on company letterhead stating the date that coverage terminated, the types of coverage that have been lost (for example – medical, dental, and vision coverage), and the names of the affected dependents. A complete COBRA notice including all of the required information previously listed is also acceptable.

• Death: A death certificate.

• Loss of Other Coverage: A letter on company letterhead stating the date that your coverage terminated, the types of coverage that have been lost (for example – medical, dental, and vision coverage), and the names of the affected dependents. A complete COBRA notice including all of the required information previously listed is also acceptable.

• Gain of Other Coverage: A letter on company letterhead stating the date that your new coverage became effective, the types of coverage that have been gained (for example – medical, dental, and vision coverage), and the names of the affected dependents.

Please contact the benefits and wellness unit, ext. 1365 with questions.