What is a “qualifying event”?

It is an event that may trigger a need for health insurance or to make changes to your health plan. Many qualifying life events can make you eligible for a special enrollment period. Examples of qualifying events include: Losing coverage through your employer/ Ending COBRA coverage/ Getting married or divorced/ Loss of a family member/ Having a baby/ Adopting a child

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1. I want to make changes to my benefits. When is the best time to do that?
2. What is a “qualifying event”?
3. Can I add my domestic partner to my health insurance?
4. Are TON Employees eligible for MA Paid Family Medical Leave (PFMLA)?
5. Am I eligible to continue my health plan through COBRA upon termination/ separation?
6. When does WC payments kick in?
7. Will I be paid my sick time when I leave the Town of Nantucket?
8. When can I retire with the Town of Nantucket?