Other Life Events

Major Life Events that May Occur during Your Employment with FCPS that Allow You to Make Changes to Your Benefits

Life Event (Qualifying Event)

Timeframe to Submit Documentation

Effective Date

Documentation Required

Change in Employment Status

FCPS employee that becomes eligible to enroll in benefits due to a change in hours or change in position:

May enroll in coverage

Within 30 calendar days of your adjusted hire date 1st of the following month following the qualifying event

Gain or Loss of Health Coverage of existing health coverage, including job-based, individual, and student plans:

May enroll or cancel coverage

Within 30 calendar days of the qualifying event 1st day of the month following the qualifying event

Newly hired to FCPS in a full-time or part-time authorized position:

May enroll in coverage

Within 30 calendar days of your hire date 1st of the month following your date of hire
Death of a Covered Dependent Within 30 calendar days of the death 1st day of the month following the death
  • HR-124 (Current employees) or HR-461 (Retirees)
  • Photocopy of the death certificate

Gain or Loss of Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP eligibility:

May enroll or cancel coverage

Within 60 calendar days of the qualifying event 1st day of the month following the qualifying event

If you think you might be experiencing a Life Event (Qualifying Event) that is not listed in the chart above, please contact the Office of Benefit Services at 571-423-3200, option 3, or email HRConnection@fcps.edu.

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.