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Life Event: Dependent Loss of Eligibility (Divorce/Dissolution/Death)

Last updated Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This Life Event is when your dependent no longer meets PEBB eligibility criteria due to divorce, dissolution of state-registered domestic partnership, or death.

Death of a Dependent

Please contact the UWHR Benefits Office at 206-543-4444.

Divorce/Dissolution

Per WAC 182-12-262, (2)(a), you are required to notify your employer when your dependent no longer meets PEBB eligibility criteria, and is therefore considered an ineligible dependent.*

You can make the following changes to your benefits after the date of your finalized divorce/dissolution; you cannot make these changes to your benefits before the divorce/dissolution has been finalized:

1. Gather and scan documentation that serves as proof of the life event – either the final, signed/dated Decree for Dissolution of marriage (divorce) or the Decree for Dissolution of state-registered domestic partnership.

It is not necessary to scan and provide the entire Decree – the only pages required are those that include the names of the parties, any dates/date stamps, and the signature of the presiding judge (often the first and last pages of the Decree).

2. Complete the Dependent Loss of Eligibility: Divorce/Dissolution form, linked below. You will upload the supporting documentation from step 1 as part of submitting the form.

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Upon submitting the form, you will receive a case number (starting with “HRP”) as well as an email indicating that your request was received.

You can decrease or stop your FSA contributions up to 60 days after the date of your finalized divorce/dissolution, due to the loss of a tax dependent’s eligibility.

1. Gather and scan documentation that serves as proof of the life event – either the final, signed/dated Decree for Dissolution of marriage (divorce) or the Decree for Dissolution of state-registered domestic partnership.

It is not necessary to scan and provide the entire Decree – the only pages required are those that include the names of the parties, any dates/date stamps, and the signature of the presiding judge (often the first and last pages of the Decree).

2. Follow the instructions in the FSA and/or DCAP – Enroll/Change Contribution Amount(s) User Guide.

Effective Date
The change to your FSA contribution amount is effective the 1st day of the month following the later of:

  1. The date of loss of eligibility,
    -OR-
  2. The date you submit your requested changes in Workday.

If the later of a. or b. is the 1st day of the month, the change takes effect that day.

*Ineligible dependents include your Ex-Spouse, Ex-State-Registered Domestic Partner, and any step-children (not adopted).