Notify the Fund Office as soon as possible about your marriage or domestic partnership or the effective date of dependent coverage may be delayed.
1. If you want to enroll your spouse/domestic partner, you must complete a new Enrollment Form and send it to the Fund Office by email, fax, or mail along with a copy of the original marriage certificate (or registered certificate of domestic partnership) as filed/recorded with a seal or stamp within 90 days of the certificate date.
You must notify the Fund Office immediately if there is a delay in receiving a copy of your certified marriage or domestic partnership certificate.
Note: If an Enrollment Form and required documents are not received within 90 days of the date of marriage or domestic partnership registration, the effective date of your spouse/domestic partner’s eligibility will be the date your required documents are received by the Fund Office, not retroactive to the date of your marriage or domestic partnership.
REMINDER: Certified copies of the required documents must be issued by the appropriate governmental agency. Non-certified copies of documents from non-governmental agencies, such as church-issued marriage certificates, are not acceptable. Marriage licenses are also not acceptable.
2. You must complete a new Beneficiary Form if you want to change your beneficiary designations under the Health & Welfare Fund, Christmas Bonus Fund, Retirement Fund, and Defined Contribution Fund.
Note: If you previously named your former spouse or domestic partner as your beneficiary, but later divorce or dissolve your partnership, your beneficiary designation is automatically revoked as of the date of divorce or dissolution. If you wish to keep your former spouse or domestic partner as beneficiary after your marriage or partnership ends, you must file a new beneficiary form.