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 to substantiate the child’s relationship to the employee or spouse.