If you are a benefits-eligible employee, you may also cover your eligible family members for medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible family members include:
Your unmarried children under age 23 who have never been married (this includes your natural-born children, adopted children, and stepchildren).
Your disabled dependent children of any age who have never been married and who are incapable of self support because of a mental or physical condition that existed prior to age 23 and continuously since age 23 (subject to CalPERS approval). A Questionnaire for the CalPERS Disabled Dependent Benefit Form (HBD-98) and Medical Report for the CalPERS Disabled Dependent Benefit Form (HBD-34) must be approved by CalPERS prior to enrollment and must be updated upon request.
An Affidavit of Eligibility of Economically-Dependent Children Form (HBD-35) must be filed prior to enrollment of your economically dependent children and must be updated upon request.
Following is some additional information on who's not eligible to be covered as your dependent/family member for medical, dental, and/or vision coverage:
*Unless approved by CalPERS for coverage as a disabled child over age 23.
**Stepchildren of former spouses are eligible when the employee retains custody. You must certify them as "economically dependent." The dissolution of marriage dissolves relationship as "step-parent and step-child."