Marriage

Before the "big day" arrives, there are some factors to consider to make the transition from your single life to married life smoother. Marriage is a qualifying life event (QLE) in terms of your benefits. A declaration of informal marriage (common-law) or a government-issued marriage license is accepted as supporting documentation.

You can change your elections for benefits within 31 days of the event. 

For you, the participant:

  • Enroll or change your health, dental and life insurance options for yourself
  • Increase your TexFlex flexible spending account health care and/or day care account(s) to include expenses for your dependents**
  • File your name change and update our records (if applicable)
  • Update contact information with your new address
  • Change your tax deductions
  • Change your retirement planning needs or beneficiary designations with the Texa$aver accounts (Can be done at any time)

For your spouse:

  • Enroll or change health, dental and dependent life insurance options for your spouse
  • Elect to participate in or change contributes to your TexFlex Health

For your eligible unmarried children under age 26:

  • Enroll or change health, dental and dependent life insurance options
  • Elect to participate in or change contributes to your TexFlex Health and/or Dependent Care Accounts**

For your eligible married children under age 26:

  • Enroll or change health options
  • Elect to participate in or change contributes to your TexFlex Health and/or Dependent Care Accounts**

**Children are eligible for the TexFlex day care account up to age 13.