If an employee has one of the following qualifying events, he/she may opt out of pre-tax basic life and health insurance premium deductions:

  • Marriage or divorce
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Spouse or dependent dies
  • Spouse commences or is terminated from employment
  • Employee or spouse takes an unpaid leave of absence
  • Employee involuntarily loses health insurance through no fault of his/her own

To process these changes:

  1. The employee completes and signs the Pre-Tax Basic Life and Health Insurance Plan Election Not to Participate Form.
  2. The form is forwarded to the agency’s payroll department. The payroll person updates the payroll system to reflect the employee’s pre-tax change election.
  3. File the original form in the employee’s personnel file. You do not need to send the GIC anything.

This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .