You are able to add your spouse, children and eligible stepchildren to your coverage. If you choose to elect coverage through your spouse’s plan, you may drop your coverage. You may enroll your dependents in benefits at any time. Keep in mind that if you wish to drop coverage or elect a new PEBTF plan you must submit the proper documentation within 60 days of your marriage date. The PEBTF Employee with Child and/or Spouse packet will explain exactly what forms and documentation are needed.
Please consider the following if you wish to enroll dependents in your benefit coverage. If you were hired after August 1, 2003 and your spouse is eligible for medical benefits through their employer, they must enroll in their employer benefits for primary coverage. They can then be added to PEBTF benefits under secondary coverage.
If your spouse is also a PEBTF-covered commonwealth employee, you may have additional options available to you. Please contact the HR Service Center for more information.