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Benefit Eligibility

You, your spouse or domestic partner, and dependent children are all eligible for Unity benefits—as long as you are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours/week.
We recognize that families come in many forms. In addition to your legal spouse, qualifying family members include:
  • Domestic partners and their children
  • Children by birth, adoption and legal guardianship
  • Stepchildren, foster children, and disabled adult dependent children
The age at which children are no longer covered varies, depending on the benefit.
NOTE: If you are adding dependents to your health, dental, or vision insurance for the first time, your elections will not be approved until Human Resources is in receipt of eligibility documents for each dependent.

Enrollment Requirements

Spouse and Children: The first time you enroll your spouse and children in benefits, you must provide documentation to prove their eligibility. You only need submit this documentation once.
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Domestic Partner and Partner’s Children: The first time you enroll your domestic partner and domestic partner’s children in benefits, you must file an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership and sign an Acknowledgement of Domestic Partnership Information. If you want to include your domestic partner’s children in coverage, you’ll have to file a special form for that, too.
View Eligibility Criteria
View Domestic Partner Enrollment Instructions

Note: Domestic partners and their children are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance—they can also take advantage of the special discounts all employees and their families receive when they use Unity physicians and services.

Domestic Partner Benefits and Taxes

According to federal tax law, the fair market value of the benefits coverage for a domestic partner and his or her children must be imputed as income. In other words, you are required to pay taxes on the value of coverage for each non-tax dependent enrolled in your plan.
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