Change My Benefits

Employees may add or delete an eligible dependent or themselves when a qualified change in status occurs.
Change in status includes but is not limited to:

  • Birth, Adoption
  • Marriage, Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment of Marriage
  • Death
  • Loss of Eligibility – dependent children age limitation
  • Unpaid Leave (for cancellation of benefits only)
  • Loss of Coverage under Medicare, Medicaid, or another insurance plan
  • Taking leave under FMLA (for cancellation/reinstatement of benefits)
  • Gain/Loss of other coverage
  • Establishment/Dissolution of qualified domestic partnership

Request for change must be made within 31 days from the date of the qualifying event and supporting documentation of the change is required. Changes in coverage will become effective the date following the change in status; or date of adoption, the date of birth of a newborn child, the end of the month in which a child reaches age the limit, and the day of a legal separation/divorce. The requested change in benefit must match the change in benefit coverage.

Employees who are also the spouse, domestic partner or dependent of an employee of NMSU, State of New Mexico, or any other entity participating in the State of New Mexico’s medical and dental programs, may be covered as either an Employee or Dependent, but not both.

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This is a summary description of benefits available to eligible New Mexico State University employees. This information does not set a contractual commitment of benefits.NMSU reserves the right to interpret, change, modify, amend, or rescind these guidelines in whole or in part at any time without the consent of employees. If you have questions concerning benefits, please contact the Benefit Services department.

Contact Benefit Services: Benefits is a division of HR Services located at Hadley Hall, Room 17 | MSC 3HRS Ph: 575.646.8000 | Email: