I want to make changes to my benefits. When is the best time to do that?

Open enrollment IS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY of each calendar year – THIS IS the time to review, enroll and/or make changes to your benefits plan options. 

For changes outside of the open enrollment period, a qualifying life event can trigger a special enrollment period at any point during the year. You have 30 days from a qualifying life event to make changes to your benefits plan options. Human Resources will need supporting documentation to support these changes.

If there is a voluntary request to cancel health coverage, we will need supporting documentation that the individuals who are being removed have alternative coverage (dependents included).

If the request is related to a divorce order, we do need the decree to support our changes outside of the open enrollment period.

To add your newborn, you need to provide a completed enrollment form to Human Resources along with a birth certificate and SSN of your newborn within 30 days from the date of birth. If the employee can provide any hospital documentation that the certificate has been filed, we will use this until the employee can obtain birth Certificate.

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1. Personnel Board FAQs
2. I want to make changes to my benefits. When is the best time to do that?
3. What is a “qualifying event”?
4. Can I add my domestic partner to my health insurance?
5. Are TON Employees eligible for MA Paid Family Medical Leave (PFMLA)?
6. Am I eligible to continue my health plan through COBRA upon termination/ separation?
7. When does WC payments kick in?
8. Will I be paid my sick time when I leave the Town of Nantucket?Will I be paid my sick time when I leave the Town of Nantucket?
9. When can I retire with the Town of Nantucket?