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Benefits - Qualifying Life Event (QLE) What is a Qualifying Life Event/QLE?

Qualifying life events are major events in a person's life that qualify them to make changes to their health care coverage outside the annual open enrollment period. The most common QLEs for changing enrollment type or plan are:
  • marriage
  • adding a newborn
  • losing health insurance coverage on another plan
  • changing employment status

A full list of QLEs for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is here.

Need additional assistance? Call the HR Service Center at 713-743-3988 to discuss your situation in greater detail or to schedule an appointment with a Benefits representative.