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Give birth, adopt, receive legal guardianship

If you have a newborn child(ren), have adopted a child(ren), or have become the legal guardian of a child(ren), these are qualifying life events, which allow you to enroll your newborn or adopted child(ren) into Yale's medical or dental providers. Effective date will be on the date of birth in the case of a newborn or effective on the date you became a legal guardian or on the date you adopted.

You must add any one of these qualifying life events within 30 days of the date of the event using the My Benefits website, which can be accessed through the University portal (www.yale.edu/portal). For instructions, please refer to the Adding a Qualifying Life Event Quick Guide.

The following documentation is also required and must be submitted to Hewitt:

  • Legal adoption agreement
  • Court-appointed legal guardianship agreement

Submission instructions can be located on the My Benefits website when you add these qualifying events.

If you have any questions, please contact the Employee Service Center at 203-432-5552.

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