New employees must enroll in benefits within 30 days of hire date. Coverage will be effective on the first of the month following hire date. The election for coverage will remain in effect for the remainder of the calendar year unless an employee experiences a qualifying life event or family status change. Employees may choose dependent coverage at initial enrollment or later in the year if experiencing a qualifying life event. Employees may revise previous coverage elections to accommodate the life change if the request for change is submitted to the Human Resources Department within 30 days of the event. In order to add dependent coverage at hire or following a qualifying life event, documentation of relationship to the employee must be submitted. Employees must provide copies of birth certificates for dependent children and copies of marriage certificates to add coverage for a spouse.