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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

Can my grandchild be covered by my FEHB Self and Family enrollment?

Your grandchild may be eligible for FEHB coverage if he/she meets the eligibility requirements for foster children. These requirements are:

  • the child must be under age 26 (if the child is over age 26, he/she must be incapable of self support due to a disability that existed before age 26);
  • the child must currently live with you;
  • the parent-child relationship must be with you, not the child's biological parent;
  • you must currently be the primary source of financial support for the child; and
  • you must expect to raise the child to adulthood.

For your grandchild to be covered under your FEHB enrollment, you must sign a certification stating that your grandchild meets all the requirements and that you will notify your employing office if the child moves out of the home or stops being financially dependent on you. You submit this certification to your employing office for their determination that your grandchild meets these requirements. Your employing office will then notify your FEHB plan that your grandchild should be added to your enrollment.

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