Dependent Coverage Elections for Special Open Enrollment Events

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Dependent Coverage Elections for Special Open Enrollment Events

Please remind employees that when they add a dependent during a Special Open Enrollment (SOE) event to make sure to select which benefits (medical/dental/vision) they want coverage for their dependent. We strongly recommend that when employees add a dependent in SEBB My Account that they also select the benefits they want for their dependent at that time. Employees do not need to wait until their dependent is verified before selecting the coverages that they want for their dependent. Dependents are added to coverage by selecting “Yes” from the drop-down box for the benefits that the employee wants for their dependent.

Employees must affirmatively select which benefits they want for their dependents. If an employee does not select the desired coverages for their dependent during the applicable SOE timeline, the dependent will not be added into benefit coverage.

SEBB My Account has two reminders that the employee would see. The first reminder shown here, appears when the dependent is added initially (see first image below).

The second reminder appears when the employee has proceeded through Coverage elections without adding at least one coverage to each dependent. (see second image below).

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