This Life Events Guide page has two sections - active employees and retirees. Please refer to the appropriate page section for information based on your employment status.

For Active Employees

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? Yes, for the child to be added to your existing coverage Yes, for the child to be added to your existing coverage
Change coverage from single (individual) to family?  Yes Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? No No
Change health plan? No n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? No No
Deadline to submit application  File an application with your employer within 30 days of the event.  The health plan determines if the child meets the disabled dependent criteria File an application with your employer within 30 days of the event.  The insurer determines if the child meets the disabled dependent criteria
Documentation required? Work with your health plan. If approved, submit approval letter from plan to ETF. Upon request
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following determination that the adult child meets the disabled dependent criteria Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following determination that the adult child meets the disabled dependent criteria

 

For Retirees

  Health Insurance & Uniform Dental Supplemental Benefits
Enrollment opportunity? Yes, for the child to be added to your existing coverage Yes, for the child to be added to your existing coverage
Change coverage from single (individual) to family?  Yes Yes
Change coverage from family to single (individual)? Yes Yes
Change health plan? No n/a
Drop a dependent and keep family coverage? No No
Cancel coverage? Yes No
Deadline to submit application  File an application with ETF (ET-2331) within 30 days of the event.  The health plan determines if the child meets the disabled dependent criteria. File an application with the vendor within 30 days of the event.  The insurer determines if the child meets the disabled dependent criteria
Documentation required? Work with your health plan. If approved, submit approval letter from plan to ETF. Upon request
Effective date Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following determination that the adult child meets the disabled dependent criteria Coverage becomes effective on the first of the month following determination that the adult child meets the disabled dependent criteria

You may not be eligible for all benefits discussed on this page. Speak with your employer to see what benefits are available to you.