Effective immediately, disabled dependents age 26 and older can be added to Texas Employees Group benefits Program (GBP) coverage with a valid qualifying life event (QLE).
Until now, employees could add these dependents only:
- during Annual Enrollment
- during their initial enrollment period as a new employee
- within 30 days of the dependent child’s first disability-related medical treatment
If employees want to add eligible dependents to coverage with a QLE , they need to provide ESO with proof of the QLE. They also need to submit to ERS the Application to request or renew coverage for a disabled dependent child at age 26 or over within 30 days of the QLE.
The ERS website has more information on coverage for disabled dependents, eligibility and procedure to apply.