Health, Life, and Disability (late April/early May)
- Enrollment changes effective July 1
Flexible Spending Accounts (late October/early November)
- Enrollment effective January 1
You can add dependents to your coverage, provided you submit the required dependent eligibility proof documentation when requested. Dependent enrollment must be elected during your designated 60-day enrollment period (ideally at the same time that you enroll). See "Eligible dependents" in the "Eligibility" section to determine if your dependent qualifies.
The Division of Human Resources partners with Aon Hewitt's Dependent Verification Services to verify eligibility of all dependents enrolled in the UNM Medical Plan. All employees and pre-65 retirees with dependents (spouse/domestic partner and/or children) enrolling in a UNM Medical Plan will be required to provide documents to Aon Hewitt to prove dependent eligibility.
If you are adding a dependent to your Medical coverage, you will receive notification in the mail requesting that you submit proof documents to Aon Hewitt's Dependent Verification Center.
If you fail to submit the required proof documents, your dependent will be deemed ineligible for UNM coverage, which will result in cancellation of coverage for this dependent. Furthermore, you may be required to repay the total cost of any health care plan paid claims, and/or further action may be taken as deemed necessary.
If you are enrolling dependents for Dental and/or Vision coverage only, copies of dependent eligibility proof documents must be provided to the HR Service Center within 60 days of your enrollment. You can drop the documents off at the HR Service Center (1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Suite 1400), or fax them to 505-277-2278.
To add dependents after your initial enrollment, you must meet the criteria for a Qualifying Change in Status or Special Events Enrollment Under HIPAA. If the criteria are not met, dependents will not be eligible for enrollment until annual Open Enrollment in late spring.