Annual Insurance Enrollment

When is Evidence of Eligibility Required?

Evidence of Eligibility (EOE) is the proof of relationship documentation to establish a dependent’s eligibility for insurance coverage. When initially adding an eligible dependent to an insurance plan an EOE will be required.

To add a new dependent in My UT Benefits, you need your dependent’s name, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN). If your dependent is recently born or born in a different country and does not have an SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number, you can request a benefits temporary ID in My UT Benefits. Once the dependent has been assigned a permanent SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number please notify the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC).

Elections for dependent insurance must be made by July 31. You must upload EOE proof of relationship documentation in My UT Benefits by August 15. A confirmation statement will be sent to you the day after Human Resources electronically reviews your dependent documentation.

If your EOE is approved, your dependent will be insured beginning September 1. The effective date of coverage for your dependent spouse may be impacted if completion of an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) is required.

If your EOE is not uploaded or unapproved, your dependent will not be added to the insurance plan and dependent premiums will not be applied. 

Evidence of Eligibility: Proof of Relationship Documentation
 

Insurance Dependent Eligibility Required Proof of Relationship Documents
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 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
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
  • Dependent Grandchild Certification, and
  • 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