Dependent Eligibility

Spouse

For all plans

Your spouse as recognized by the State of Alabama

Required Documents
Marriage Certificate and one other *document to show marriage is still current

Sponsored Adult Dependent

For all plans

A benefit eligible employee may add one Sponsored Adult Dependent for benefit coverage if the Sponsored Adult Dependent meets all of the following requirements:

  • Shares a primary residence with the covered employee, other than as a tenant/renter, and has lived with the employee for at least the 12 continuous months immediately prior to the effective date of coverage under the benefit plan
  • Is at least age 19 as of the effective date of coverage
  • Is not a relative of the employee
  • Is not employed by the employee and was not employed by the employee during the period of the shared residence
  • Neither the Sponsored Adult Dependent nor the employee is married as recognized by the State of Alabama and neither one was married as recognized by the State of Alabama during the period of shared residence
Required Documents

Documentation of 12 or more continuous months of shared residency with the Sponsored Adult Dependent, *including the current month
and
Signed affidavit verifying the individual meets the eligibility requirements for a Sponsored Adult Dependent
and
Any other documentation necessary to confirm the eligibility requirements listed above (e.g. divorce decrees, etc.) as requested

Biological Child

For the health plan:
Your child under age 26 regardless of marital status or enrollment in school

For all other plans:

  • An unmarried child under age 19 who is not enlisted in the military; or
  • An unmarried child age 19 to 24 while a full-time student in a state accredited school, not working full time and chiefly depending on the employee for support and who is not enlisted in the military; or
  • An unmarried, incapacitated child who (1) is age 19 and over; (2) is not able to support himself; and (3) depending on the employee for support and who is not enlisted in the military, if the incapacity occurred before age 19 (or 24 if a “full-time student”)
Last updated: 09/28/2017