Review 2023 open enrollment dependent verification requirements

The 2023 benelect open enrollment period runs Nov. 7–30.  

To add dependents to your benefits for the 2023 calendar year who are not covered under your 2022 benefits plan, you must provide appropriate dependent verification to Benefits Administration prior to making your elections during the open enrollment period. Providing dependent verification prompts Benefits Administration to add your dependents to HCM prior to you adding those dependents when using the open enrollment system. You will be unable to add new dependents to your benefits until you submit the required dependent verification.

A list of acceptable dependent verification documents can be found by accessing dependent verification document requirements. Documents can be submitted to the HR Service Center in Crawford Hall, Room 320, or electronically via the secure Box link. If the documentation does not include both the dependent’s date of birth and social security number, that information must also be provided. Documentation containing social security numbers or other sensitive data cannot be sent by email or fax; use the secure Box link for electronic submission. 

Existing dependents

Dependents already included in your 2022 benefits plan are already listed in HCM and will be available when you use the open enrollment system. No additional dependent verification is needed.

This is also a good time to review your existing beneficiaries on the life insurance plan. You can access the form at beneficiary designation form. Submit the complete form to the HR Service Center or to the Ask HR Box link.

For questions on submitting documents, contact the HR Service Center by email at or phone at 216.368.6964.