Eligibility

Making Your Benefits Decisions

Medical

If you are in a full-time or part-time coded position, you may enroll in one of the three health plans.

 

You may also enroll the following eligible members for coverage:

  • Your current spouse.
  • Your children, step children, or adopted children who are under age 26.
  • Any other children under the age of 26 for whom you have legal guardianship (if legal guardianship was established prior to age 18).
  • Your children, step children, adopted children, or any child you have legal guardianship for who is under the age of 26 and is incapable of self-support because of a physical or mental disability, which existed continuously prior to the age of 26 and continues to be certified as disabled on a semi-annual basis.
  • Your registered domestic partner.
  • Your registered domestic partner’s children if the children meet the same criteria of a child as described above.

Dental/Vision

All regular hourly and salaried employees in coded positions, working one-half time or more in a week are eligible for these plans.

You may enroll the following eligible members on your dental and/or vision plan:

  • Your spouse.
  • Your unmarried children, step children, and adopted children who are under age 19.
  • Any other unmarried children under the age of 19 entirely supported by you and for whom you have legal guardianship.
  • Your unmarried children, step children, adopted children, or any child you have legal guardianship for who is over the age of 19 and is incapable of self-support because of a physical or mental disability, which existed continuously prior to the age of 19 and continues to be certified as disabled on a semi-annual basis.
  • Your registered domestic partner.
  • Your registered domestic partner’s children if the children meet the same criteria of a dependent child as described above.

The dental and vision plans require that dependents who reach age 19 must be full-time students in order to continue their coverage. You will need to provide proof of full-time student status to your Department’s Employee Service Center each year. If you fail to provide proof of eligibility, the County will remove the dependent from coverage.

Dependents who turn 23 and are enrolled in Delta Dental and vision coverage will be automatically removed from coverage at the end of their birth month. Dependents with Liberty Dental will be removed at age 24.

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