` SUNY RF - Benefits


Birth and adoption are qualifying status changes and create an opportunity for making changes to your benefit plans outside the annual open enrollment period. 

Health Plan

A newborn or newly adopted child must be added within 31 days of the date of birth or adoption. The coverage effective date is the date of birth or adoption.

If you add a dependent more than 31 days from the day he or she becomes eligible, there is a 30 day waiting period from the time your campus Benefits Office receives the new enrollment form (see special enrollment rights in the Graduate Student Employee Health Plan (GSEHP) Member Handbook)

To change your coverage level, complete the Health Plan Enrollment Form and return it to your campus Benefits Office.


A change in family status may lead to a change in federal and/or state withholding exemptions.  Contact your Payroll Department to change your withholding exemptions.