After getting married, you may need to update or change the following information:
Add your spouse to your health, dental and vision insurance:
You must complete and submit the Benefits Change Form to the Benefits Division within 31 days of your marriage. A signed marriage license is required.
You cannot change the health or dental plan in which you are enrolled.
Insurance premiums are not prorated. Regardless of the date of marriage, you are financially responsible for the entire month of insurance premiums. These may be retroactively deducted on future paychecks.
Enroll your spouse in life insurance:
You may enroll in spouse life insurance with coverage up to your total basic and supplemental life insurance, not to exceed $500,000, in $10,000 increments. Elect $30,000 on the Benefits Change Form and complete the Evidence of Insurability form to apply for additional coverage.
Allow the Benefits Division five business days to process your Benefits Change Form before changing your life insurance beneficiaries through Self Service. If your spouse is incorrectly listed as “friend” or does not appear, please contact the Benefits Division before making any changes.
Northwestern University Office of Human Resources
720 University Pl, Evanston, IL 60208 • 710 Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610 • Ste 3226 Carnegie Mellon Building, Education City, P.O. Box 34102, Doha, Qatar