Life Events

Certain life events -- such as marriage, birth, or retirement -- can result in changes in benefit needs and/or affect dependents' eligibility for certain Lehigh benefits. A "qualifying life event" allows appropriate changes to be made to benefit elections in response to the event.

Changes must be requested within 30 days of the qualifying life event (QLE) and the requested changes must be consistent with the nature of the qualifying event and previous benefit election choices.

Common QLEs include:

  • Addition or change in number of dependents
  • Changes related to employment or location

Contact a Human Resources representative for additional assistance or information related to a life event not included above.

Whenever a life event occurs, be sure to notify the Human Resources Office in a timely manner and provide the necessary forms and documentation to change benefit elections and/or update personnel records.

2007 Human Resources, Lehigh University, 428 Brodhead Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel (610) 758-3900 Fax (610) 758-6226