Dependent Re-verification Underway for State Employees
Our union contract provides health care, dental and vision benefits for our members, administered by CalPERS and includes coverage for their dependents.
Beginning in February, CalHR started a process of re-verifying the eligibility of spouses, domestic partners, children, stepchildren and domestic partner children (family members) enrolled for state health, dental and premier vision benefits.
In June 2015, SB 98 was passed, creating government code that mandated verification of all employee dependents prior to enrolling them in a health plan and to validate/verify dependent eligibility at least once every three years for most dependents. This is the first year the law came into effect.
Q: When will I need to re-verify?
A: Once every three years.
The re-verification period is based on your birth month. The following chart illustrates the schedule:
Year of Re-verification
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Employee
How will I know to re-verify my family members?
60 calendar days before your birth month, you will receive a letter providing the re-verification due date, a list of enrolled family members and acceptable re-verification documents.
You should promptly provide re-verification documents to, and complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification Checklist (CalHR Form 781) with, your Personnel Specialist. The Personnel Specialist will re-verify the same family members for dental and premier vision benefits, if enrolled.