Congratulations! If you are in
the wedding planning stages, or if you have recently been married,
this is no doubt a very exciting and hectic time for you.
As far as your employee benefits are
concerned, the main thing to remember is that you have 31 days
from the date of your marriage to enroll your new spouse (dependent
children if applicable) for dependent insurance coverage, if that is
your desire. Make sure that you complete an enrollment form
(or waiver form if you are declining coverage) for your new
dependent(s) for each coverage/carrier that is offered to
If you are participating in the
Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Care Account, you may also now
choose to increase your contribution to this account due to your
change in status with the addition of a new spouse/children.