Change in Status

Life happens and sometimes you need to make benefit changes outside of Open Enrollment.

If you experience a qualifying life event, you have 60 days to make changes to your benefits. The changes you make must be consistent with the event. Submit your Qualifying Life Event form in Workday as soon as possible to avoid paying retroactive premiums. Contact Michaels Benefits Team for questions regarding your life event.

Qualifying Life Events

  • Change in employment status, such as part-time to full-time (Will have 31 days to enroll)
  • Birth/adopting of child
  • Marriage
  • Divorce/legal separation
  • Gain/loss of other coverage for you or a dependent
  • Beginning/end of domestic partnership relationship
  • Death of a family member

Some documentation may be required. Acceptable forms of documentation may be a marriage certificate, divorce decree, benefit confirmation statement with dates, employer letter with dates, etc.