Benefit Change/Life Event

  • You may add dependents to your insurance either during Open Enrollment or if they lose coverage due to a life-qualifying event.
  • Dependents are defined as legal spouses (based on the Virginia definition of marriage) and children under the age of 26, by birth, marriage, legal custody/guardianship, or adoption. Dependent children are covered until the end of the month they reach age 26.
  • Life Qualifying Events defined by the following:
    • Marriage
    • Divorce
    • Birth
    • Legal custody or Adoption
    • Death
    • Loss of insurance coverage.

Click to access Munis Self-Service to report a Benefit Change-Life Event within 31 days of the Life Qualifying Event.  Please click Report/View Life Events to notify the Benefits Division. You will receive a response via email with further instructions. 

 Verification is required to add someone as a dependent.  Please review the City of Newport News Dependent Verification Guidelines to learn more.