Recently gained or lost other health coverage?

Below are items you may want or need to take care of within 31 days.

Notify the LiveWell team

Notify the LiveWell benefits team within 31 days of your loss or gain of other coverage emailing livewell@mcclatchy.com.

Provide documentation showing the gain or loss of other health care coverage eligibility  in order to change your benefit elections in Employee Self Service. If gaining coverage, documentation may include be a letter from the new employer-sponsored insurance company reflecting the date coverage becomes effective. If losing coverage, documentation may be a copy of your COBRA qualifying event notice reflecting the date coverage eligibility terminates.

Update your benefits

You will receive an enrollment notice via email that specifies your deadline to enroll or make changes to your elections. Any enrollments or changes made will take effect the first of the following month.

Dependent Eligibility Verification Process
If you lose other coverage and elect to add a dependent onto a McClatchy health care plan, you will need to submit additional documentation to Budco to verify your dependent’s eligibility for this coverage.

You will receive instructions directly from Budco in the mail around 2 weeks after enrollment; this process is required to avoid having your dependent losing coverage from non-compliance. More about the Budco verification process can be found HERE.

Still have questions?

McClatchy's LiveWell benefits team is here to help you get the most out of our benefits programs! If you have specific plan questions or need assistance resolving claim issues, contact the LiveWell team by phone, email: