Do you have new dependents?
Birth, Adoption, Placement for Adoption or Legal Guardianship
You have 60 days from the date of birth, adoption, placement or legal guardianship to report the event to add your child or change your benefits. Your new child will be added as of the date of birth/adoption/placement. Note: your new child is automatically covered on the birthing parent's medical plan for the first 31 days. But be sure to enroll them in Workday to continue their coverage.
You can also add spouse/domestic partner or change your medical plan. A Marriage/Domestic Partnership Affidavit is required.
- Change your benefits using the Workday Benefits worklet.
*For adoption or legal guardianship, email copies of the court papers to email@example.com.
Marriage or New Domestic Partnership
You have 60 days from the date of marriage, domestic partner registration (State or County), or satisfying the 6 month waiting period of shared residency to report the event.
Eligible dependents to add:
- new spouse/partner and
- children of the spouse/partner.
You can also change your medical plan or opt out of coverage* if you now have coverage through your spouse/domestic partner.
- Change benefits using the Workday Benefits worklet.
- Marriage/Domestic Partnership Affidavit webform - Required to add a Spouse/DP to any benefit plans
- Opt-Out Affidavit webform - required if opting out of County medical coverage,
Spouse/DP Supplemental Life Insurance Eligibility- A new spouse/partner is eligible for guaranteed coverage up to $50,000 if requested within 30 days of the qualifying event. Apply in Workday.
All changes will be effective the first of the month following submission in Workday.
Who Can I Enroll in my Plan(s)?
The County allows for enrollment of the following types of dependents:
- Employee's Spouse or Domestic Partner
- Eligible children include: biological children, stepchildren, adopted children, biological/adopted children of your domestic partner, children in your custody pending adoption, children for whom you are required by court order to provide coverage for, or children for whom you are their court-appointed legal guardian, all covered through age 26.
- A newborn child and/or a child newly placed for adoption needs to be enrolled within 60 days of placement. Failure to properly enroll will mean you cannot enroll the child until the next annual open enrollment.
- A child with a disability:
- A child over age 26 who has a permanent disability and has been continuously enrolled as your dependent under a County Health Plan, may be eligible for an extension of coverage. Contact the Employee Benefits Office (prior to child's 26th birth date) in order to evaluate whether extension of coverage is appropriate.
- Grandchildren must be born to a dependent (your child) that is currently enrolled in your plans, unmarried, and under age 23. Both your child and grandchild must reside in your home. The newborn grandchild MUST be enrolled within 60 days of birth or will never again eligible to be added to your plans unless you obtain legal custody.
- The grandchild can remain on your plans up to the enrolled parent-child's 23'rd birthday or marriage (whichever occurs first). Although the birth parent may remain enrolled past age 23 - the grandchild is no longer eligible.