7 Eligible Dependents are: a.  A spouse — husband or wife, of the opposite or same sex, with whom you are legally married; b.  An unmarried/married dependent child regardless of student status until the end of the birth month in which he or she reaches age 26; c.  An unmarried/married dependent child who is incapa- ble of self-support because of a mental and/or physical disability and who depends on you for support. *  Ineligible dependents are: domestic partners and civil union partners, both same sex or opposite sex. The term “Dependent child” means any of the following: a. Biological children; b.  Legally adopted children or children placed in the employee’s home pending final adoption; c. Stepchildren; d. Foster children; e.  Children who are under the legal guardianship of the employee; f.  Children for whom the employee is required to provide health care coverage under a recognized Qualified Medical Child Support Order. Coverage Effective Date for Newly Enrolled Dependents Coverage is effective on January 1, 2018 for eligible, newly enrolled dependents. Dependent Eligibility Verification In order to provide coverage for your newly enrolled dependents, you must submit proper legal documentation to Human Resources no later than November 13, 2017. Spouse: marriage certificate Dependent child: birth certificate Stepchild: birth certificate AND marriage certificate. Foster child, adopted child or child whom you have legal guardianship: birth certificate AND legal documents from the court. Any NEWLY ENROLLED dependent child between the ages of 19-26: Documents listed above AND a completed AND notarized affidavit. See below. Age Limits Dependent children may be covered through the end of the birth month in which they turn 26. Prior to January 1, 2015, WSSC required a completed and notarized affidavit to cover any dependent children between the ages of 19-26. Now, we only require submission of an affidavit for newly enrolled dependents between the ages of 19-26. You will not need to submit an affidavit if your overage dependent child is already enrolled on our plan(s). The affidavit is in Human Resources, on the Intranet and One-Source. Insurance Coverage for Dependents WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFO? Contact the Benefits Team in Human Resources at hr_benefits@wsscwater.com or call (301) 206-7034. Please Note: Dependents must be enrolled in the same health insurance carrier as the subscriber.