HR-14-4 Dependent Children

If a child is covered under the retiree health insurance plan at the date of retirement, he/she may remain on the retiree insurance plan until both the retiree and the spouse turn 65 or until the last day of the month the dependent child becomes 26 years of age. See "Note" below.

Children born to a spouse not covered (remarriage after retirement) will be covered until the retiree turns 65 or the child reaches age 26. At age 26, children may retain insurance coverage for up to 36 months under the COBRA plan. Coverage beyond 36 months is subject to the insurance carrier. See "Note" below.

NOTE: It shall be the responsibility of affected individuals to contact the Payroll Office of Fiscal Services when changes occur in any of the above insurance categories for retirees, e.g., birth of a child, death of a spouse, spouse turns 65. Such changes in eligibility will require the eligible spouse to complete new insurance forms under his/her own Social Security Number. Failure to do so could result in a loss or a decrease of benefits.