Benefits - Eligible Dependents Who can be covered under my health insurance plan?

A dependent eligible for coverage is your spouse, including a common-law spouse, and unmarried child(ren) under the age of 26. Additionally, the dependent child must be one of the following:

  • your natural or legally adopted child, including a child living with you during an adoption probationary period,
  • stepchild whose primary place of residence is your household,
  • foster child whose primary place of residence is your household, and is not covered by another governmental health program, 
  • child to whom you are the legal guardian and whose primary place of residence is your household 
  • child with whom you have established a parent-child relationship, and whose primary place of residence is your household, 
  • child who is a child of your child, and considered your dependent for federal income tax purposes,
  • eligible child for whom you have received a valid court order requiring you to provide medical support for the child.

A child's eligibility ends once the child marries or reaches age 26.

 

Need additional assistance? Call the HR Service Center at 713-743-3988 to discuss your situation in greater detail or to schedule an appointment with a Benefits representative.