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Documentation of the dependent(s) relationship is required to show evidence of eligibility for the UT group insurance plans. Documentation must be received prior to the enrollment deadline to add dependents to the insurance plan.

Dependent Relation Eligibility Required Document(s)
Spouse For all plans: your legally married spouse or common-law spouse with whom you’ve filed a Declaration of Informal Marriage (Texas Law does not recognize a domestic partner of the same or opposite sex as a spouse)
Marriage certificate or
Declaration of Informal Marriage
Biological or Adopted Child For the health plan: your child under age 26 regardless of marital status or military enlistment For all other plans: your unmarried child under age 25 who is not enlisted in the military
Birth certificate of child, or
Valid court order of adoption, or
Valid pre-adoption placement order issued by a licensed child placement agency, or
Valid court order naming you as managing conservator of child
Stepchild For the health plan: your child under age 26 regardless of marital status or military enlistment For all other plans: your unmarried child under age 25 who is not enlisted in the military
Birth certificate of child and
Marriage certificate for you and the biological parent
Child Under Legal Guardianship or Conservatorship For the health plan: your child under age 26 regardless of marital status or military enlistment For all other plans: your unmarried child under age 25 who is not enlisted in the military
Valid court order naming you as the child’s guardian or conservator
Grandchild For all plans: your unmarried grandchild under age 25 if the child is your dependent for federal tax purposes
Birth certificate of grandchild, and
Birth certificate of biological parent, and
Most recent tax return indicating child is your financial dependent or school records in the absence of a tax return
Incapacitated Over- Age Child Children over age 25 for all voluntary plans or age 26 for the health plan who are determined to be medically incapacitated by the UT System Office of Employee Benefits and are unable to provide their own support
Birth certificate of child, and
Proof of prior health coverage