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Benefits at VTA - Dependent Eligibility

Eligible dependents covered under employee health plans are:
  • Legal spouse or registered domestic partner;
  • Dependent children, stepchildren, or registered domestic partner's children, up to age 26 for medical and dental coverage;
  • A disabled child above age 26 who meets the disabled child requirements of the health plans;
  • ATU: dependent children age 19-24 are eligible for vision coverage if they are a verified full-time student;
  • TAEA/SEIU/AFSCME/Non-Represented: dependent children up to age 26 are eligible for vision coverage. Student status not required;
  • Medical insurance coverage administered and provided by CalPERS Medical.
 A dependent must be added to a health plan within 60 days of loss of other coverage, adoption, birth, legal guardianship, marriage, or establishment of registered domestic partnership. If not, dependents can be added only during Annual Open Enrollment in Mid-September – Mid-October, for coverage effective January 1 the following year.
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Ineligible dependents must be dropped from coverage within 60 days of a divorce, legal separation or dissolution of registered domestic partnership; or when an overage dependent is no longer eligible. Employees failing to drop ineligible dependents will be held liable for repayment of health premiums and reimbursement for medical expenses.

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