HR Fast Facts: Do Employees and Their Dependents Have the Same Effective Dates?

When enrolling a dependent during initial or open enrollment periods, dependents will have the same effective date as the employee enrolling.

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When enrolling a dependent during initial or open enrollment periods, dependents will have the same effective date as the employee enrolling.

When enrolling a dependent due to a qualifying life event, the effective date is usually the first of the month following the qualifying event. In some circumstances, the carrier may allow a mid-month effective date, but those are much less common.

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