Getting Married or Divorced

As you enter this new phase, there are likely lots of changes ahead. Make sure that the paperwork is an easy one by completing these simple steps to adjust your Pacific University benefits.

Marriage and divorce are “life events” for the purposes of benefits, meaning you can make some changes to your benefit plan outside of the open enrollment period. You only have 30 days from the date of the marriage or divorce to make changes, though, so be prepared.

Update Your Benefits

Complete the benefit enrollment form (pdf) with Human Resources to make changes to your:

Change Your Beneficiaries

You also will want to update beneficiaries on any financial plans. 

Update Your Tax Withholding

You also may want to adjust your employing withholding for federal and state taxes to reflect changes to your family. File a new W-4 (pdf) with Human Resources. 

Change Your Name

Name changes are not subject to the 30-day deadline. Make the necessary changes with the Social Security Administration, then bring your new Social Security card to Human Resources to implement an official name change.

Update Your Address

If you are moving, be sure to also update your address with the university. You can do this with one step by logging into MyAccount and updating your contact information.