Other Qualified Adult

This qualified change in status will allow you to make changes to and enroll in benefits mid-year. The benefits affected are listed below.

Important Deadline

You have 30 days from your OQA’s eligibility date to add your OQA to your benefits coverage.

If you do not enroll your OQA within the 30-day deadline, you must wait until the next available Open Enrollment period to make changes to your benefits enrollments.

Enrolling Your OQA

To enroll, go to Benefits Self-Service on Wolverine Access. Select Initiate Life Events and follow the instructions. Click the enroll box on the Enroll Your Dependents section on the plan page for this dependent to add them to your benefit plan.

You may add your eligible OQA and your OQA’s eligible children to the following benefit plans:

  • Health Plan (includes enrollment in the U-M Presription Drug Plan), Dental Plan and/or Vision Plan in which you are already enrolled
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Dependent Life Insurance

Faculty and staff members who are considering applying for OQA benefits should be aware of the potential tax consequences.


If you have any questions about adding your OQA to your benefits, call the SSC Contact Center at 5-2000 from the Ann Arbor campus, (734) 615-2000 locally, or (866) 647-7657 toll free, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.