Life Event Changes

Sometimes, life happens as planned. At other times, the unexpected occurs. REI supports your need to balance work and life. Here are helpful tips for managing significant life events.

Choose Your Checklist

To get a handy list of things you need to do before, during and after a specific type of life event, select one of the options from the list below.

You have 30 days from the date of your life event to make changes to your benefit elections. If you miss your 30-day window, you will need to wait until Benefits Open Enrollment to make changes. Contact the Employee Service Center at 1-800-999-4734 or

Getting married

Getting divorced

Forming a domestic partnership

Ending a domestic partnership

Having a baby

Adopting a child

Coping with a terminal illness or death

Taking a leave of absence