How do I document my dependents for the purposes of my MIT health & medical benefits?
MIT requires that all staff document their dependents’ eligibility for Health & Medical benefits. Learn why MIT requires this, and how to document your dependents at MIT Life Events: Dependents
To learn how to evaluate and initiate changes in your Health & Medical Plans for a Birth or Adoption in your family, visit MIT Life Events: Birth & Adoption.
How do I change my benefits in response to my dependent’s eligibility?
If your dependent becomes ineligible for MIT coverage and will be without coverage, notify MIT Benefits in writing within 60 days to continue coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). To learn more about COBRA coverage, visit COBRA.
Your dependent may also become ineligible for Medicaid or a State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Visit MIT Life Events: Change in Medicaid or SCHIP Eligibility for more details.
When your dependent is no longer eligible for MIT benefits, you may decide to change your health, dental, or vision coverage from a family plan to an individual plan, if the child was the only dependent on your plan(s).