Open Enrollment is the only time of the year that you can make changes to your benefit elections, unless you experience a qualifying event.

Qualifying events include, but may not be limited to:

  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Marriage/Civil Union
  • Divorce
  • Employment of spouse
  • Involuntary loss of spouse coverage
  • Spouse's employment termination
  • Child now eligible for coverage
  • Death of a spouse or dependent
  • Spouse becomes a State of Delaware employee

If you want to make a benefit or dependent change as a result of a qualifying event during the year, you must contact your organization's Human Resources or Benefits Office within 30 days of the qualifying event and request the change. If enrolling a spouse or other dependent for the first time, you will be required to submit Birth, Marriage, Social Security numbers, Civil Union Certificate and Certification of Tax Dependent forms as applicable within 30 days of the request.

View a complete copy of the State's Group Health Insurance Program (GHIP) Eligibility and Enrollment Rules.