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Support Order

A court support order, also known as a Paternity Agreement or Child Support Order, will allow you to make changes to your benefit plans outside of Open Enrollment. You must make these changes within 30 days of the order.

Note regarding an eligible child: In order to add a child to IU benefit plans, the support order must be one that provides for a child to meet all IU eligibility requirements.

Important Information

  • A copy of the support order confirming the name of the employee or spouse as the responsible party, date of the order, name(s) of the minor child(ren), and the judge’s stamp or signature must be submitted.
  • If you are adding dependents to your medical or dental plan, a birth certificate must be submitted.

Medical and Dental Coverage

You may take the following actions:

  • Add coverage
  • Add/drop the dependent to/from your plan.

Tax Saver Benefit Plans

You may take the following actions:

  • Increase/decrease the amount of your allocation for health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts.
(Consistency rule is satisfied if change corresponds with a Life Event Change that affects either eligibility for coverage under Plan or eligibility of expenses under applicable IRS regulations.)

Additional Considerations

You may also want to consider making changes to the information/plans listed below. Such changes do not require a Life Event Change and can be done at any time.

Make Benefit Changes