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Adding a Child

Medical Insurance is available to Children under the age of 26. Children under the age of 25 are eligible to enroll in all of our other insurance programs. However, you must enroll them within 31 days from the date of the event (i.e. date of birth; date of adoption; date of legal guardianship). Dependents, including newborn babies, are not automatically covered under your policy.

What Do You Need to Do?

To enroll your child you must contact your Benefits Rep and schedule an appointment. You need a copy of your child’s birth certificate or, in the case of an adoption or legal guardianship, legal court documents.

Required Forms

  • Insurance Enrollment/Change Authorization Form PDF
  • Birth certificate, or legal guardianship papers, and for stepchildren, a copy of the marriage certificate
  • Special Dependent Form (for stepchildren, adoption and legal guardianship) - contact HR for the form

When Does Coverage Begin?

As long as you enroll your dependent within the 31-day time frame, coverage is effective the first of the month following the date of the event.

Other Benefits to Consider

As a result of gaining a new dependent, you might review other insurance changes:

Contact Us

E-mail us at or to speak with your Benefits Representative, click on the above Contact Us link. We strive to respond to calls and e-mails within one business day throughout most of the year. During our peak periods however, it may take two business days for us to respond. Peak periods include the start and end of each semester and the month of July.