Dependent verification is a way of showing proof that any dependent you would like to enroll for benefits coverage meets our plan guidelines for eligibility. It's a very simple, very important process. You only need to do it once, unless you drop a dependent and try to add that dependent back later.
Yes, you must verify your dependents. In fact, there can be serious consequences, including losing coverage for yourself and your dependents, if you try to cover individuals who don't meet the definition of an eligible dependent.
For a child, one of these documents verifies eligibility:
For a spouse, one of these documents verifies eligibility:
If your dependent is a stepchild, you must also provide a copy of a marriage certificate or current tax return to substantiate the child’s relationship to the employee or spouse. If you send a copy of your tax return, block out any social security numbers or financial information. Only the first page of your return is required.
For complete details, view these FAQs or call the HISD Benefits Service Center at 877-780-HISD (4473).