Employees are eligible for benefits if they are working twenty (20) hours or more per week (every week) and are expected to work beyond five (5) continuous months. Employees receive coverage only when they meet the eligibility requirements.
The following individuals qualify as dependents as defined in the State's Group Insurance Contracts and may be covered under group insurance benefits:
Eligible Dependents include the following:
- your legal spouse and/or
- your or your legal spouse’s children up to their 26th birthdays, unless the dependent children are eligible to enroll in their own employer based group
coverage. The term "children" includes natural children, stepchildren, adopted children, or children in the process of adoption from time placed with you. The term "children" also includes children legally dependent upon you or your spouse for support where a normal parent-child relationship exists with the expectation that you will continue to rear that child to adulthood. However, if one or both of that child's natural parents live in the same household with you, a parent-child relationship shall not be deemed to exist even though you or your spouse provides support.