Dependent Eligibility Requirements
Please note that, beginning Jan 1, 2017, same-sex domestic partners are no longer eligible for coverage.
To elect coverage for your dependents (including medical, dental, vision, life and accident), you must ensure each dependent meets the plan’s definition of an eligible dependent, shown below. It’s important to know that the plan’s eligibility requirements are strictly enforced. If any of your dependents are not eligible for coverage at the time you enroll them or if they become ineligible at a future date while still enrolled, their coverage will be terminated.
An “eligible dependent” is defined as:*
Dependents do not include any individual who is also covered as an employee, former employee, or retiree under any other Company-sponsored plan or a plan where the Company is a participating employer. Dependents do not include any person (including but not limited to nieces or nephews) for whom you are the court-appointed legal guardian, unless that person is your child (as defined above) or your grandchild.
Important: Dependent eligibility requirements are strictly enforced. While you may not be required to provide proof of eligibility during Annual Enrollment, random monthly audits will be conducted to make sure the information you provide about your dependents is accurate, particularly in regard to the eligibility requirements described above. Also, you will be required to certify eligibility for all of your dependents. Be sure you understand these requirements before you enroll your dependents. For more information, refer to the applicable Summary Plan Description, available via LMPeople > Pay and Benefits > General Benefits Information.