Marriage or Domestic Partnership

Congratulations! As you and your spouse or domestic partner embark on life together, here’s a checklist of the benefit changes you might want to consider and resources that VMware provides.

Benefit Changes

Changes and elections for most of the VMware benefit plans are made at annual enrollment; however, marriage or a newly-eligible domestic partnership is considered a Qualified Life Event [1]. You must make changes within 30 days of the date of the qualified life event. If you do not meet this deadline, you must wait until the next annual enrollment, unless you have another qualified life event and report it within 30 days. You are eligible to make the following changes:

For VMware to recognize your domestic partnership you and your domestic partner must meet the following conditions:


To report your marriage or newly-eligible domestic partnership, within 30 days of the event:

Updating Personal Information

Other Resources

If you are currently enrolled in the ARAG [18]legal plan, review the legal services that can assist you as you start this new chapter in your life.

The Lyra: Coaching, Therapy, and Work Life Services [19] is available at no charge to you and helps you be at your best, physically and emotionally.