decorative photograph
When Dependent Coverage Ends
Coverage for your dependents ends the earlier of when your coverage ends or when the dependent no longer meets the dependent eligibility requirements. For more details on dependent eligibility, see "Eligible Dependents."
  • For your spouse, this means the last day of the month in which you pass away (unless you are eligible for retiree medical, dental, or vision coverage) or you divorce.
  • For your domestic partner, this means the last day of the month in which the domestic partner ceases to meet the eligibility requirements.
  • For your child, this means the last day of the month in which he or she turns age 26.
    • Please Note: You can continue medical, dental, and vision coverage beyond age 26 for an unmarried child who is enrolled in that benefit and is deemed not capable of supporting himself or herself due to a mental or physical disability that began before the age limits described above and who is dependent on you for financial support. To continue coverage for a disabled dependent, that dependent must be enrolled in the Plan at the time they turn age 26. If your dependent loses coverage at 26, you will not be able to add them to your coverage at a later date.