Child eligibility rules vary by plan. Once your child is no longer considered your dependent for benefit purposes, you need to take action to remove your child from your benefit plans.

You must submit an application to remove your child from your benefits within 30 days of the loss of eligibility.

Click on the benefit program below to see when your child loses eligibility, how to remove the child from your benefits and what options are available for your child to continue or convert coverage once eligibility is lost. Visit the Forms Page for all plan applications, forms, and brochures.

 

Coverage for your child ends at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

You may choose to terminate coverage for your adult dependent within 30 days of their eligibility for and enrollment in another group health insurance program. Termination of coverage will be effective the first of the month following receipt of an application. You may also terminate coverage for your adult dependent during the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period, to be effective January 1 of the following year.

You will be notified up to 3 months in advance of your child losing eligibility for this plan. Your child will automatically be removed from your plan at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

Your child may continue coverage for 36 months by submitting the continuation form and application to the Department of Employee Trust Funds within 60 days of the coverage end date or the receipt of continuation form, whichever is later. You should receive the continuation form from the University. Contact your institution’s benefits office if you do not.

If your child is disabled when coverage would otherwise end, you may be able to keep the child insured under your plan. Contact your health plan for more information.

Coverage for your child ends at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

You will be notified up to 3 months in advance of your child losing eligibility for this plan. Your child will automatically be removed from your plan at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

Your child may continue coverage for 36 months by submitting the continuation form and application to EPIC Life Insurance Company within 60 days of the coverage end date or the receipt of continuation form, whichever is later. You should receive the continuation form from the University. Contact your institution’s benefits office if you do not.

You should review your beneficiary designation for the EPIC Benefits+ Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit and update, if necessary.

Coverage for your child ends at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

You will be notified up to 3 months in advance of your child losing eligibility for this plan. Your child will automatically be removed from your plan at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

Your child may continue coverage for 36 months by submitting the continuation form and application to EPIC Life Insurance Company within 60 days of the coverage end date or the receipt of continuation form, whichever is later. You should receive the continuation form from the University. Contact your institution’s benefits office if you do not.

Coverage for your child ends at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

You will be notified up to 3 months in advance of your child losing eligibility for this plan. Your child will automatically be removed from your plan at the end of the month in which he/she turns 26 years old.

Your child may continue coverage for 36 months by submitting a continuation form and application to VSP within 60 days of the coverage end date or the receipt of continuation form, whichever is later. You should receive the continuation form from the University. Contact your institution’s benefits office if you do not.

Coverage for your child ends at the earliest of the following dates:

  • The end of the month in which he/she marries, or
  • The end of the year in which the child is no longer dependent upon you for at least 50% of their financial support, or
  • The end of the year in which the child turns 19 (or 25 if full-time student).

If you have Spouse/Domestic Partner/Dependent coverage, and this child was your last eligible dependent (you do not have a spouse, domestic partner or other eligible children), you should submit an application to cancel Spouse/DP/Dependent coverage within 30 days of your child’s loss of eligibility. The change to your coverage will be effective the first of the month following your child’s loss of eligibility.

Your child may convert coverage to an individual whole life insurance policy known as Secure Protector Whole Life policy by submitting a conversion form to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. You can also contact your institution’s benefits office for a conversion form.

If your child is disabled when coverage would otherwise end, you may be able to keep the child insured under your plan. Contact your institution’s benefits office for more information.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

Coverage for your child ends at the earliest of the following dates:

  • The end of the month in which he/she marries, or
  • The end of the year in which the child is no longer dependent upon you for at least 50% of their financial support, or
  • The end of the year in which the child turns 25.

If enrolled in Child coverage, and this child is your last eligible child, you should submit an application to cancel Child coverage within 30 days of your child’s loss of eligibility. The change to your coverage will be effective the first of the month following your child’s loss of eligibility.

Your child may convert coverage to an individual whole life insurance policy known as Secure Protector Whole Life policy by submitting a conversion form to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. You can also contact your institution’s benefits office for a conversion form.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

Coverage for your child ends at the earliest of the following dates:

  • The end of the month in which he/she marries, or
  • The end of the year in which the child is no longer dependent upon you for at least 50% of their financial support, or
  • The end of the year in which the child turns 19 (or 25 if full-time student).

If you have Family coverage, and this child was your last eligible dependent (you do not have a spouse, domestic partner or other eligible children), you should submit an application to change to Employee Only Coverage.

Your child may convert coverage to an individual policy by contacting Zurich American Insurance Company at 1-800-834-1959 (reference UW System Policy # GTU-8364005) within 60 days of the coverage end date.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan offers employee-only coverage.

Health care FSA/ Limited Purpose FSA

Typically, expenses incurred by your adult children until the end of the year in which they turn 26 are eligible for reimbursement.

Dependent Day Care FSA

Typically, day care expenses for children under 13 are eligible for reimbursement under your Dependent Day Care FSA.

You may decrease or cancel your Health Care and/or Dependent Day Care FSA election within 30 days of no longer being able to claim expenses related to the child. You must submit a Change of Election form to your institution's benefits office to cancel or change your election.

Your adult children must meet the IRS' definition of a qualifying child or qualifying relative in order for their expenses to be considered eligible for reimbursement. This generally means that they need to be a tax dependent.

You can make changes to your contributions at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation(s) and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You should review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You should review your tax withholding exemptions and update, if necessary.

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. This page does not guarantee enrollment or the ability to make changes to your benefits.