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Adding or Removing a Dependent

Published on: 4/30/2013 9:07 AM
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Contact your Human Resources Departmental Employee Service Center to find out which forms need to be completed for payroll, benefits and other official County purposes.
 
Here are the answers to some general questions about adding or removing a dependent.
 
When May I Enroll My Eligible Family Members?
 
You have 30 days from your date of hire to enroll your eligible members in the basic benefit package.
You also have 30 days from the date of a qualifying event to enroll your eligible family members on your health, dental and vision plan. A qualifying event is described as marriage, birth, adoption, establishment of legal guardianship, establishment of a registered domestic partnership or when you have lost other health, dental and vision coverage you may have either through another employer or through a family member’s employer.
 
What Should I Do If I Wait Longer Than 30 Days To Enroll?
 
If you wait longer than 30 days from your date of hire or qualifying event to enroll your eligible family members, you must wait to enroll until the annual open enrollment period held each year usually during the month of September.
 
When May I Delete My Eligible Family Members?
 
You may delete your eligible family members at any time. If you wish to re-enroll them, however, you must wait to enroll until the annual open enrollment period usually held in the month of September or if you have a qualifying event.