Reporting life events

Qualifying life events must be reported to the Board within a set number of days of the event for you and/or eligible family members to be able to elect or change benefits.

If a qualifying life event is not reported within the specified number of days noted below, you and/or your eligible family members will not be able to make benefits changes until the next Annual Enrollment.

You can report life events on Benefits Connect. From the home page, navigate to My Benefits, then select Quick Actions and Enroll or Make Changes.

If you are

  • an active plan member, report a change within 60 days of the event.
  • a retiree, survivor, or inactive member, report a change within 60 days of the event.
  • an employer, report a change in service within 30 days, employment status within 30 days, or salary within 60 days. If the change results in an opportunity to update benefits elections, the employee will be notified.

Even if there's no corresponding change in benefits, it's important that you maintain up-to-date information with the Board.

Other considerations

Review and update your beneficiary designations and allocations periodically, so that salary continuation, term life, and/or supplemental death benefits (if available) are paid as intended. Visit Benefits Connect, click My Benefits, then Death to view beneficiaries, change allocations, and add or remove beneficiaries. 

If you participate in the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (RSP), consider reviewing your contributions, beneficiaries, and investment choices as a result of a qualifying life event.   

  • To change your contribution amount, complete and return a Salary Deferral Agreement form to your employer.
  • Members can go to Benefits Connect and choose Fidelity under Service Providers or go to Fidelity's website for investment and/or beneficiary updates. 
  • All participants can go to the Fidelity website to make investment and/or beneficiary updates.   

Update tax withholding

You may want to revise your federal tax withholding allowances by submitting an updated IRS Form W-4 to your employer as the result of a qualifying life event.