Dependent Eligibility Verification

Purpose

When you enroll your spouse/partner and/or eligible dependent children, in any of your CU medical, dental, vision, life insurance or tuition assistance benefits, as a New Hire or due to a Life Event, CU requires documentation to verify their eligibility.

You MUST submit documentation of eligibility for each dependent as listed in the Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) form (see below).  If you do not provide the necessary documentation, your unverified dependents will be removed from your benefits plans.

Using the employee portal: If you choose to fill out this form via the employee portal, please log into your portal before you click the link in the attached document. This will ensure you are routed to the correct place.

Eligible dependents for CU benefits include:

  • Spouse
  • Common Law Spouse
  • Civil Union Partner
  • Domestic Partners
  • Children under the age 27
  • Qualifying Disabled children over the age of 27

Individuals who are NOT eligible for CU benefits include:

  • Parents, grandparents and great-grandparents
  • Siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins
  • Grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
  • Ex-spouses
  • Renters, boarders, tenants, and employees
  • Any other individuals not listed in the eligible dependents definitions

When two members of a household are employed and/or retired with the University and/or University affiliates:

  • Current Employee:  You and your dependents cannot be covered as both an employee and a dependent for any CU medical, dental or vision plan. Dual coverage is allowed for life insurance.  A Member may be insured as both a member and a dependent up to a maximum combined life Insurance and dependents life insurance benefit of $1,000,000.  A Child may be insured by more than one member.
  • Retiree:  You and your dependents cannot be covered as both retiree and a dependent for any CU medical or dental plan. Dual coverage is allowed for life insurance.  A retiree may be insured as both a retiree and a spouse of an active employee up to a maximum combined optional life insurance benefit of $500,000.
  • Each parent employee/retiree may enroll in different plans and may enroll different dependent children under his or her coverage.
Imputed Income
The IRS uses the term imputed income to describe the value of any benefit or service that is considered income when calculating your federal taxes.  Know your taxation.  Some benefits and some dependent groups may be subject to taxation.  Learn what the IRS categorizes as imputed income.
Last updated: 2/26/2019

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