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Changing Your Spouse or Partner’s Benefits

Your spouse or qualified domestic partner may become newly eligible to receive benefits through Tufts through a change of employment. Or you may decide to switch your coverage to their plan.

Relevant Forms

Health, Dental, and Vision Plans

If your spouse or qualified domestic partner has lost a job, you may add him or her and any eligible dependents to your health, dental, and vision benefit plans.

If you choose to be covered by your spouse or qualified domestic partner’s benefit programs, you may end your Tufts benefit plans.

If you do not submit the above documents within 31 days, you will have to wait until the next annual open enrollment period (usually October/November) to make any changes to your benefit plans.

The effective date for your change in coverage will be the date TSS receives your form.

Dependent Life Insurance

If you are adding your spouse or qualified domestic partner to your benefit plans, you may also want to enroll him or her and any children in Dependent Life Insurance. To request coverage, please submit a Short Form Health Statement – Evidence of Insurability form to Prudential and choose this coverage on your Qualified Status Change Form.

Please note: Your spouse or qualified domestic partner’s insurance amount cannot be more than 100% of your combined basic and supplemental life insurance coverage amounts.

Life Insurance

This is also a good time for you to review your life insurance beneficiary information. You can review this information on eServe under “Benefits.” Then click the link for “Dependents and Beneficiaries” and choose “Insurance Beneficiary Summary.”

Please note: You can make beneficiary changes online through eServe or request a change by contacting TSS.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
If you have lost coverage under your spouse or qualified domestic partner’s plan, you may make changes to or enroll in Tufts’ Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

If you are ending your health coverage through Tufts in order to enroll in your spouse’s health plan, you may also terminate your FSAs. Please make any changes to your FSAs on your Qualified Status Change Form.

Retirement Savings Plans
You may also want to review your beneficiary information for your retirement plans.

Please contact the company that administers your Tufts retirement plans directly to make changes to your beneficiary information. 

  • TIAA Customer Service: 1-800-842-2776
  • Fidelity Customer Service: 1-800-343-0860