UC to begin reverifying the benefits eligibility of some family members in April

Thursday, March 30 2017

 

The university strives to balance the demands of escalating health care costs while maintaining high quality benefits for our members and their families. The Family Member Eligibility Recertification project is necessary to ensure that the university covers only those family members who continue to remain eligible for UC-sponsored health insurance.

In early April, Secova will reach out to employees who have enrolled a spouse, domestic partner, grandchild or legal ward prior to Dec. 31, 2014 and who previously provided appropriate documentation to verify the family member’s eligibility.  Only these family members will be verified because eligibility can change over time due to divorce, separation or changes in tax status. Therefore, you will NOT have to provide documentation to verify any other family members at this time.

The reverification process will be much easier than the initial eligibility verification, since Secova only needs to verify that your family member is currently eligible. Secova will request only one document that shows the dependent is still eligible for health and welfare benefits. If you are contacted by Secova in April, you must submit your completed and signed verification form and other required documentation to Secova by May 12, 2017. Failure to respond to, or comply with, the Family Member Eligibility Verification notifications sent by Secova may result in the de-enrollment of your unverified dependents. 

For more information:  Family Member Eligibility Recertification project