For all of us, life is a continuing process of change. A major life event or change may affect your benefits at UAH. When one of the events mentioned below occurs in your life, you will need to review and possibly make changes to your current benefit elections.  


  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Birth
  • Adoption
  • Job Change
  • Dependent Loss of Eligibility
  • Death of a Dependent


You must notify Human Resources within 31 days of the life event to change your current benefit election(s). If you do not make changes within the required time period, you must wait until the annual open enrollment period. Generally open enrollment is held in mid-October through mid-November and changes made during this time are effective January 1 of the following year.

 How To Make a Life Event Change
Life EventDocumentation Required
Marriage Marriage Certificate
Divorce Final divorce decree with the file date and the judge's signature
Birth of Child Birth Certificate and/or Hospital Verification of Birth
Adoption Final adoption papers with the file date and the judge's signature
Death Death Certificate
Job Change Employment Status Change Letter or Termination Letter
(This letter must indicate the date of the job change/termination as well as the date when your insurance coverage will end)

Other Changes to Consider

Life Insurance

Beneficiary changes can be made at any time. 

  • University Provided Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Teachers' Retirement Systems
  • Voluntary Retirement Plan (secure login required)
Tax Forms

Changes to your tax withholdings can be made at any time. You may view change your current withholding through Banner Self Service. For more information, please contact Payroll Services.