Eligible Dependents

You may cover your eligible dependents under the City's medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. During enrollment, you will be asked to certify that your dependents meet the requirements for coverage as eligible dependents.

Eligible dependents include your legally married spouse and your children up to age 26 – including:

  • Biological children
  • Your stepchildren while you are legally married to their parent
  • Children adopted or placed for adoption
  • Children for whom you or your spouse have legal custody or legal guardianship.

Qualified Domestic Partners (QDPs) are also eligible for coverage after an application has been approved by the City's Benefits Office. Upon approval, the QDP and their eligible children may be enrolled while the partnership is intact.

Having ineligible dependents on your coverage may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.