Name Change

When you have a name change, there are a variety of updates you may need to consider.  

Name/Address Changes

Most name or address changes can be completed online. For complete instructions log onto ESSIC and choose W4 under the payroll tab.

Due to Marriage

Benefit Changes

You may want to add your spouse to the University's health care, vision, or dental plans. You may also want to change your life insurance beneficiary and/or pension beneficiary with SERS or TIAA-CREF, and you may want to change your participation, or deductions for, flexible spending accounts. Some benefits require that you add your partner within 31 days to avoid waiting periods for coverage.

Educational Privileges

The tuition discount is available to your spouse immediately for faculty and staff; or after you have worked full-time for the University for at least two years for Teamsters' Local 8 members.

Due to Divorce

Benefit Changes

You may need to enroll in a University sponsored medical, vision, or dental plan. If you are already enrolled in one of these plans, you may need to remove dependents from your plan. You may also want to change your life insurance beneficiary and/or pension beneficiary with SERS or TIAA-CREF, and you may want to  change you participation in, or deductions for, flexible spending accounts. Some benefits require that you make changes within 31 days of the event to avoid waiting periods for coverage.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is available to provide free and confidential counseling on a wide variety of topics to help you adjust to life changes.