Life Events

Life is always changing. When you reach one of life's milestones such as getting married, starting a family, or reaching retirement age, you should take a look at your benefits and consider making some adjustments.

31 Day Deadline

When you experience a qualifying life event (family status change), you have 31 days from the date of the event to make changes to your benefits. If you miss the 31 day window, you will have to wait until the annual benefits enrollment period to make changes. Learn more about family status changes.

Newly hired at Emory

As a new hire, you should review all of the benefits programs that are available to you and make your selections within the first 31 days of your start date.

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Marriage or Divorce

If you are changing your marital status, there are many benefits-related actions to consider.

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Starting a Family

Whether you are having a baby or adopting a child, starting a family means rethinking your benefits.

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Turning age 65

Turning 65 is a significant milestone for many reasons, but it also requires that you reassess your benefits as you become Medicare eligible.

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Leaving Emory

When it is time for you to leave employment at Emory for a job change or other reason (non-retirement), you will need to consider how your benefits will be impacted.

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Retirement is one of the biggest milestones in life. It is also the time when you count on your benefits the most.

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Learn what steps should be taken in the event of a death.

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