Loss of coverage under a spouse’s health insurance plan
owing to the spouse’s loss of employment beyond his or her control
is considered to constitute a qualifying event for the purpose of
enrolment in a United Nations Headquarters plan, provided that the staff
member holds a qualifying contract with the United Nations.
Application for enrolment in a United Nations plan under
these circumstances must be made within 31 days of the qualifying event.
In addition, application for coverage under this provision must be accompanied
by an official letter from the spouse’s employer, certifying the termination
of employment and its effective date.