A special qualifying event (SQE) allows you to enroll in coverage or add previously eligible dependents to your existing coverage, when:
- a loss of eligibility under another plan (group plan or private plan) occurs; or
- when a new dependent is acquired.
If you are adding dependents to your existing coverage, you can transfer to a different carrier or healthcare option, if eligible.
The request to enroll due to a SQE must be submitted within 60 days after the event date. The effective date of coverage will be the date indicated in the effective date column on the chart.
The effective date of coverage would be the first of the month following the event.