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I’m getting divorced or ending a domestic partnership

There are many things to consider when getting a divorce or ending a domestic partnership. Make sure you and any dependents have the necessary coverage as you move forward.

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  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Spending and Saving Accounts
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Mental Wellbeing Support through Spring Health

Your Checklist

Here are important actions that need to be taken when ending a marriage or domestic partnership.

step 01

Review and update your benefits coverage

Your spouse/domestic partner will automatically be dropped from your current coverage. However, you may need to enroll if you were covered on the employer-sponsored insurance of your spouse/domestic partner. You have four medical options to consider.

step 02

Enroll within 60 days

You must make these changes within 60 days of your divorce, legal separation or dissolution of partnership. Log in to or call the Nestlé Benefits Service Center at 1-877-637-2255, option #2. The effective date of the change goes into effect the day the qualifying life event is reported/processed.

step 03

Update your beneficiaries and dependents

Also, if you decide to update your marital status or change your name or address, make sure to get your employee information and tax withholdings, if necessary, updated with your local HR. Remember, no documentation is required to drop a spouse/domestic partner.

step 04

Revise your Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions, where appropriate

by logging in to If you’re already enrolled in an HSA, you can update your contribution at any time.

Other helpful resources

Nestlé offers additional programs to support you during and after your transition.

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Managing Life’s Changes

Change can sometimes be stressful. Take advantage of the Mental Wellbeing Support to connect with professional counselors who can help during the transition.

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Consider enrolling in the MetLife Legal Plan, so you’re covered if you need legal services throughout the year.