Benefits

Employees must verify for dependents to be covered

If you enrolled new dependents in health coverage during Summer Enrollment, you must submit requested verification documents by the due date or the dependent will lose all coverage.

If you haven’t already, you will get a letter from Alight Solutions soon. Please pay close attention to any letters, calls or emails from Alight. If you are having trouble getting the required documents by the deadline, you need to call Alight before the deadline to discuss options.

If you don’t send documents proving a dependent’s eligibility by the deadline, that dependent will be dropped from coverage in all Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) plans.

Ineligible dependents

A dependent who previously failed the dependent eligibility verification and lost GBP coverage will have a grayed-out profile in ERS OnLine. This dependent cannot be enrolled because he or she did not meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the GBP.

Re-enrollment in both cases above is possible only:

  • if the member has a qualifying life event (QLE) or
  • during the next Summer Enrollment, if a previously ineligible dependent has since been verified as eligible.

Employees can learn more about dependent eligibility verification on the ERS website.

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