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PEBB Program rules and policies – Eligibility for domestic partners

Eligibility for domestic partners who qualified under PEBB Program rules before January 1, 2010, is removed. The PEBB Program is aligning eligibility for all domestic partners based on state and federal recognition of samesex marriages, domestic partnerships, and/or legal unions. Subscribers who enrolled their domestic partner before January 1, 2010 (and have not since provided proof of marriage, stateregistered domestic partnership, or a legal union) must provide proof that their domestic partner is eligible under PEBB Program rules as of January 1, 2017, to continue the domestic partner’s enrollment in 2017.

These subscribers must submit copies of document(s) that prove their domestic partner’s eligibility to their personnel, payroll, or benefits office.

These document(s) must be received by December 31, 2016, or PEBB Program coverage for the domestic partner (and the domestic partner’s enrolled children, if not legally related to the subscriber) will be cancelled January 1, 2017. A list of documents that verify a dependent’s eligibility is available through your personnel, payroll, or benefits office or at www.hca.wa.gov/public-employeebenefits under Dependent verification. If a state-registered domestic partner’s status has changed for tax purposes, the subscriber must also complete the Declaration of Tax Status form, available from your personnel, payroll, or benefits office or on HCA’s website.

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