Family Eligibility for Benefits

USF's benefits package for eligible faculty and staff includes coverage for one eligible adult and for any eligible dependent children, in addition to yourself. Documentation is required to verify each eligible dependent’s relationship to the USF employee and requirements are noted in the charts.

Eligibility

Adults

You may only have one of the following eligible adult family members enrolled in your USF-sponsored plans: a spouse or a California Registered Domestic Partner (RDP)

Children

In addition to one eligible adult, you may also enroll all eligible children in USF-sponsored benefit programs, including: your natural child, adopted child, stepchild, dependent child of RDP, legal ward or foster child if they are younger than 26 years old, regardless of financial, marital or student status or are 26 years or older and are supported primarily by the USF employee and can provide a Disabled Dependent Certification.

Verification for Enrollment

Health, Dental and Vision Plans

Type of Eligibility Required Documents
Spouse Copy of marriage certificate
Registered Domestic Partner Copy of California Registered Domestic Partnership certificate
Child under age 26 Copy of birth certificate, adoption papers or court document certifying custody
Child age 26 and older Copy of birth certificate, adoption papers or court document certifying custody, Disabled Dependent Certification, copy of last tax return

Tuition Remission

Type of Eligibility Required Documents
Spouse Copy of marriage certificate
Registered Domestic Partner Copy of California Registered Domestic Partnership certificate
Child Copy of last tax return, copy of birth certificate, adoption papers or court document certifying custody

Enrollment

Remember to enroll your eligible dependents in the appropriate benefit plans. Visit the Enrollment web page for detailed instructions.

Effective Date of Coverage

You have 31 days to enroll your spouse, RDP and/or children when there is a qualifying event. After 31 days, you may add them during the next open enrollment period.

Loss of Eligibility

An eligible adult’s or child’s coverage stops at the end of the month in which she or no longer meets all the requirements. You are responsible for canceling coverage for those who are no longer eligible.

Special Notice

Legally Domiciled Adult (LDA) coverage ended December 31, 2011. However, a Grandfathered LDA (GF LDA) will remain eligible for coverage that he/she is already enrolled in as of January 1, 2012 (this includes coverage elected during Open Enrollment that ended November 18, 2011).