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Ques­tion:
If an employ­ee is adding a new baby to his health­care plan, can this employ­ee also add his spouse at the same time?

Answer:
Please review your plan doc­u­ments to deter­mine whether your Sec­tion 125 cafe­te­ria plan allows for mid-year elec­tion changes. If so, an employ­ee would gen­er­al­ly be allowed to add his or her spouse to the plan if the employ­ee has a mid-plan year qual­i­fy­ing event such as the birth of a child. This is called the “tag along” rule.

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