Reminder for employees with dependents who turned 26 in 2019

From: The Division of Human Resources

If you are an employee with a dependent child who turned 26 in 2019, that child will no longer be eligible for health coverage on Jan. 1, 2020. The coverage for this dependent will automatically terminate effective Dec. 31, 2019. This could result in eligibility for reduced membership coverage and possibly lower premium cost (depending on continued coverage for other eligible dependents).

Consistent plan changes are permitted when a child loses eligibility. You may make a plan change within 60 days of your child losing eligibility by submitting a health benefits enrollment form to Human Resources. If you wish to continue with the same plan for remaining covered individuals, no action is required.

Letters were mailed to the address of record for each affected employee in September outlining the health benefit options for children who will lose coverage in the Health Benefits Program due to age. If your child qualifies as an incapacitated dependent, please refer to the letter for additional information. A copy of the letter that was mailed to home addresses on Oct. 15 can be found here.

If you need further assistance, please contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331 or hrservicecenter@vt.edu.