Changing Marital Status
Some life events, like getting married or divorced, give you the opportunity to change your benefits outside of the open enrollment process, as well as update personal information.
Update Your Benefits
If you are getting married or divorced, you have up to 31 days after your change in martial status to update your benefits enrollment information. If you miss this window, you must wait until the next annual open enrollment period, usually in October/November.
Review Benefit Changes Outside Open Enrollment for more information on what benefits you can change and how to change them in the event of a marital status change.
Update Your Personal Information
You should also take this opportunity to update any personal information including your:
- Emergency Contacts
To have a legal name change entered in the university's systems, contact Tufts Support Services (TSS) and provide supporting paperwork, such as a certificate of marriage or divorce, or a signed marriage license.
Changes to your address, emergency contact, and withholding (W-4), may be made on eServe.
Resources for You and Your Family
Tufts provides a number of resources you and your family may use during times of transition.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tufts EAP can offer extra support when you need it—whether it’s coping with stress, finding legal advice, or handling finances.
The MetLaw Legal Plan provides experienced legal assistance with a wide range of legal matters.
Explore Childcare Options
The university offers a number of resources to help parents find childcare, including a contract with Care.com to help you find reliable care providers for your child - or any member of your family. They also provide last-minute backup care.
Jumbo Health Center and Health Coaching
Our Jumbo Health Center and health coaching program can help keep you and your family feeling your best.
Fitness Centers and Classes
You’ll find many athletic facilities and programs on the Boston-Health Sciences, Grafton, and Medford/Somerville campuses.
The Tuition Remission program can help you further your career or pursue a degree or certificate program at Tufts University.
Products and Service Discounts
Tufts faculty and staff enjoy discounts on a wide range of products and services, from phone service and appliances to travel.