Marriage

To enroll your new spouse for health coverage, you will need to submit an enrollment form online or in writing and provide a copy of your marriage certificate. An online request in Benefits@ for Academic employees should be made for Academic employees; a written application should be submitted for Medical Center employees. To add your spouse, the request must be received within the same plan year as the date of the marriage. Coverage is effect the first of the month following receipt of the application.

You may not change your health care option at this time; you’ll need to wait until the next open enrollment period to do that.

When Coverage Begins

As long as you submit a request online or in writing to add your spouse within the same plan year as the date of the marriage, coverage for your new spouse will be effective the first of the month following the receipt of the application by the Benefits Division. If the request/application is not received within 60 days and is, instead, received in the plan year following the year in which the marriage took place, your spouse cannot be added until the next open enrollment period.

Other Benefits to Consider

As a result of your marriage, you may also be able to make changes to some of your other benefits. You can enroll yourself, as well as any eligible dependents not already covered on your health plan, on the UVa Health Plan and UVa Dental Plan. The coverage is effective the first of the month following receipt of the enrollment application online or in writing at the Benefits Division as long as it is submitted within the same plan year as the date of the marriage.

Contact the Benefits Division for information about the following:

  • Dependent Group Life Insurance

  • Beneficiary Designations

  • Full Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Daycare Reimbursement Accounts