You are eligible for health care benefits if you are a permanent full-time employee, permanent part-time employee or a part-time temporary employee who averages at least 30 hours of service per week over a 12-month measurement period.
When both spouses in a family are employed by the State of Ohio, each may elect single coverage, or one may elect family coverage provided that the spouse who elects single coverage may not be listed as a dependent under the family coverage.
Your current legal spouse as recognized by Ohio law.
Children Under Age 26
Note: Dependent children are only eligible for dental/vision benefits if unmarried and under age 23. Dependent children ages 19-22 with dental/vision coverage must be a student.
Children Age 19-22 for Dental and Vision Coverage
Unmarried Children Incapable of Self-Care
Unmarried children who are incapable of self-support due to mental retardation, severe mental illness, or physical handicap, whose disability began before age 23 and who are primarily dependent upon you are eligible for coverage. When there is an unsuccessful attempt at independent living, a child covered pursuant to this provision may be re-enrolled for coverage, provided that the application is submitted within five (5) years following loss of coverage.
This coverage is not automatic. The required form may be obtained from your agency benefits specialist. After completing the form, submit it to DAS HRD HCM Benefits by fax at 614-728-3002 (a secure fax) or by email at email@example.com.
Periodically, but not more than once a year, proof of continued incapacity and dependence must be provided upon request.
• A spouse from whom the employee is legally divorced or legally separated
• Children who are age 26 or older.
• Live-in boyfriends or girlfriends
• Parents or parents-in-law
• Grandchildren (unless employee is the court-appointed legal guardian)
• Adults who are not the employee’s or spouse’s child under guardianship of employee (brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc.)
• Common law spouse in which the relationship began in Ohio after October 10, 1991
• Any other members of your household who do not meet the definition of an eligible dependent
• A child who is eligible as an employee of the State of Ohio is not also eligible as the dependent of a parent who also is a State of Ohio employee, except as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
It is the employee’s responsibility to dis-enroll family members who are no longer eligible for coverage.
Knowingly providing false or misleading dependent eligibility information may result in any or all of the following actions by the State of Ohio:
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