Choose between Medical and Dental or Dental-only dependent coverage.

You must have individual coverage to add Coverage For Kids. The cost is in addition to your $25 a month co-premium.

*The monthly cost is the same, no matter how many kids you have!

Coverage for Kids
Medical and Dental

+ $100 /mo. 

Add medical and dental coverage for eligible children for an additional $100 a month.

Coverage for Kids
Dental-Only

+ $10 /mo.

Add dental-only coverage for eligible children for an additional $10 a month.

How Coverage for Kids Works

You can add eligible children (through their 26th birthday). Some examples of qualified dependent children are biological children, adopted children, stepchildren and children of your domestic partner.

  • Work at least 120 hours per month. If you are not eligible now, you can complete an application during Open Enrollment and Coverage for Kids will begin when you start working 120 hours or more a month.
  • Fill out the Coverage for Kids section of the Health Benefits Application, online or by mail. You will need to choose a coverage option for your children (medical and dental or dental-only).
  • Submit Dependent Verification document(s) to verify your relationship to your child(ren) with your application.
  • Pay the monthly co-premium required for the coverage option you chose for your children

If you and your spouse both have coverage through SEIU Healthcare NW Health Benefits Trust, your child may only be enrolled on one parent’s plan. Your child’s coverage can be coordinated with other outside healthcare coverage. For more information, please call Customer Service at 1-877-606-6705.

No. If you enroll your children into coverage, they will be enrolled in the same plan that you are on.

You can apply when you become eligible for the first time, during Open Enrollment or if you have a Qualifying Life Event. When coverage begins is based on the date your completed application is received. Learn more.

The easiest way to apply or make changes to coverage is online in your Health Benefits Account.

To apply or make changes by mail or fax: If you received a printed Health Benefits Guide, you can use the Health Benefits Application included in your mailing. Mail or fax your completed application to the address or fax number listed on the Health Benefits Application. U.S. postage is required.

When you enroll your dependent children, you will need to verify your relationship with them before coverage can begin.

To do so, you must send a document for each child that you enroll. It is recommended that you submit your Dependent Verification document(s) with your completed Health Benefits Application.

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Once you have coverage, you must continue to work the required hours per month and pay your monthly co-premium deduction on time to maintain continuous coverage. Because individual coverage and Coverage for Kids have different hours requirements, you can lose Coverage for Kids but keep individual coverage. Learn more about how work hours affect your coverage.

To keep Coverage For Kids, you need to:

  • Work 120 hours or more per month.
  • Report your hours within 60 days of the month worked.
  • Pay the full monthly co-premium deduction for you and your dependent children.

If you lose healthcare coverage, you will get information about continuing coverage through COBRA.

COBRA: (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) helps caregivers and their children who have lost healthcare coverage. Through COBRA, when you lose your coverage or Coverage for Kids you can get continued healthcare coverage for a monthly payment. Your COBRA benefit is administered by Ameriflex. For questions about COBRA call customer service: 1-877-606-6705.

Other Healthcare Coverage Options: If you have stopped caregiving and need to find long-term healthcare coverage, visit wahealthplanfinder.org. You can find out if you are eligible for free Washington Apple Health or compare other healthcare options.

Dependent Verification

When you enroll your children, you must verify your relationship to them before coverage can begin.

You need to submit a Dependent Verification document for each child you enroll. Make sure to send a copy and not the original document. Make sure to label your documents with your first and last name and the last four digits of your Social Security number. View the list of accepted documents below.

You can enroll your biological child (also known as your child by birth) in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Government-issued birth certificate that includes your name as a parent.
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent(s) and listed as your child. Make sure to black out financial information.
  • Hospital certificate with the child’s footprints on it. Must show the name of the parent who is the subscriber, the subscriber’s spouse or the subscriber’s state-registered domestic partner.
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. government.

You can enroll your adopted child in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Birth certificate or adoption certificate.
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent and listed as your child. Make sure to black out your financial information.
  • Certificate or decree of adoption. Must show the name of the parent who is the subscriber, the subscriber’s spouse, or the subscriber’s state-registered domestic partner.
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. Government.

You can enroll your stepchild in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate as well as government-issued marriage certificate demonstrating relationship to your spouse or partner. Other documents that can be used include a federal tax return within the last 2 years with your spouse listed and proof of joint ownership (mortgage statements, bank statements, credit card statements, lease/rental agreements).
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent and listed as your child(make sure to black out your financial information).
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. Government.

You can enroll a child you have legal guardianship over in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Legal documentation from state or federal government that shows legal guardianship status.
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent and listed as your child. Make sure to black out your financial information.
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. Government.

You can enroll your foster child in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Copy of your foster child certification and copy of documentation of regular and substantial support of the child.
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent and listed as your child. Make sure to black out your financial information.
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. Government.

You can enroll your domestic partner’s child in Coverage for Kids. Here is a list of acceptable documents:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate as well as government-issued marriage certificate demonstrating relationship to your spouse or partner. Other documents that can be used include a federal tax return within the last 2 years with your spouse listed and proof of joint ownership (mortgage statements, bank statements, credit card statements, lease/rental agreements).
  • Court orders naming the domestic partner as the legal guardian.
  • The most recent year’s federal tax return that includes the child(ren) as a dependent and listed as your child. Make sure to black out your financial information.
  • Court-ordered parenting plan.
  • National Medical Support Notice.
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) registration.
  • Valid J-2 visa issued by U.S. Government.

**If you are enrolling your domestic partner’s child, you will need to fill out an affidavit form. Call SEIU 775 Benefits Group Customer Service for help at 1-877-606-6705.

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 It's recommended that you submit your Dependent Verification document(s) with your Health Benefits Application.

Otherwise, you have 60 days after your application is received to submit them. The deadline for submitting Dependent Verification Documents for Open Enrollment is September 30.

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Caregiver Learning Center System Maintenance

June 6 (Thursday) – June 10 (Monday)

You can log in, enroll and take your training in the Caregiver Learning Center during this time. 

If you complete training during the System Maintenance, it will be sent to your employer after June 10. 

Please contact your employer if you have questions about your training requirement, deadline or payment.