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Benefits for Dependents

Benefits-eligible employees may cover their eligible dependents in medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, as well as other benefit programs (see right).

Documentation is required when adding dependents to your coverage. Supporting documentation [pdf] that proves your relationship must be submitted within 30 days of their enrollment date, or they will be removed from your coverage.

Eligible dependents include:

  • Your spouse or registered domestic partner,
  • Your children, defined as any one or more of the following:
    • natural born children
    • stepchildren
    • legally-adopted children
    • children of your registered domestic partner whom you can claim as your dependent on your U.S. federal income tax return for U.S. federal income tax purposes
    • children for whom you, your spouse or domestic partner serve as legal guardian
    • children for whom coverage is mandated by a qualified medical child support order

Dependent Children

Domestic Partners