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During Open Enrollment, you can enroll in the State Health Plan, switch between plans and add or remove dependents without a qualifying event.  Please remember that when adding dependents to a benefit plan, you will be asked to provide documentation of dependent eligibility under the State Health Plan.

To enroll or make changes to your State Health Plan  benefits, members use the eBenefits system. If you are employed by any of the organizations above, or your organization uses any of these systems, please enroll by clicking on the corresponding gold button above.

Outside of Open Enrollment, members can make changes due to a qualifying life event. A list of qualifying life events can be located in the applicable Benefits Booklet.

Enrollment and Eligibility

An icon representing friendshipPermanent employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week may enroll in the State Health Plan.  They can also enroll their eligible dependents.  Permanent employees working 20 or more hours, but less than 30 hours per week, may enroll but must pay the full cost of coverage.

Non-permanent full time employees are eligible for the Plan’s High Deductible Health Plan. Click here for more information regarding that Plan option.

    Eligible Dependents

    An eligible dependent of a covered employee includes:

    • Legal spouse;
    • Children up to age 26, including natural, legally adopted, foster children, children for which the employee has legal guardianship and stepchildren of the employee;
    • Children who are physically or mentally incapacitated, to the extent that they are incapable of earning a living, and such handicap developed or began to develop before the dependent's 26th birthday while they were enrolled on the Plan.