Frequently Asked Questions - Life Events

Adding a new dependant

The following are the various events to enrol dependants for coverage within 31 days of such event:

  • New Birth – copy of modified Personnel Action Form (PAF) required
  • Adoption - copy of modified Personnel Action Form (PAF) required
  • New marriage - copy of modified Personnel Action Form (PAF) required
  • When enrolling a new born the effective date of Coverage is always the new born’s date of birth.  (DOB)

Cessation of coverage

Coverage ceases automatically following a separation from service. For re-instatement staff members must re-apply within 31 days of being re-appointed by submitting an application and PA to Insurance. Coverage may also cease for staff members transferring to another pay rolling duty station or department and re-application may be necessary for coverage to be reinstated.

Note: Voluntary termination of medical and/or dental coverage can only be requested during the Annual Enrolment Campaign period.

 

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 health insurance plan, provided that the staff member holds a qualifying contract with the United Nations.

Application for enrolment in a United Nations health insurance plan under these circumstances must be made within 31 days of the qualifying event. The staff member will need to submit a health insurance application form. In addition, application for coverage must be accompanied by an official letter from the spouse's employer, certifying the termination of employment and its effective date.