Do you need to remove a dependent(s)?
Divorce or termination of a domestic partnership
- Use Workday Change Dependents to remove the dependent from your plan.
- View step by step details on our Remove Dependent Quick Reference Guide.
- You must submit a Statement of Dissolution of Marriage/Domestic Partnership webform.
You have 60 days from finalization of the divorce (signature date of Judge) or termination of domestic partnership to report the event to the Employee Benefits Office. The former spouse/partner is entitled to a COBRA (continuation of coverage) offer.
The former spouse/partner loses eligibility for health plan enrollment on the date of the event. Failure to report a dissolution of marriage/domestic partnership can have a financial impact on an your paycheck.
Death of a family member
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Contact the Employee Benefits Office for assistance in person or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take advantage of our Employee Assistance Program.
You can make dependent changes without family status changes during the Open Enrollment period every year in October/November.
Who are Eligible Dependents?
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.