Qualifying Events Permitting Pretax Deduction Changes

What is a Qualifying Event?

A qualifying event is a change in an employee's or dependent's status that permits a change to be made in pretax health insurance elections outside of the annual open enrollment period. The change in status must result in a gain or loss of coverage or coverage options. The election change must be consistent with the change in status. A change without a qualifying event is considered arbitrary.

Qualifying Events

Qualifying events include:

Change History