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Employees that participate in a National IAM Benefit Trust Fund medical plan may elect family coverage and enroll their eligible dependents in the plan. Eligible dependents include lawful spouses and children under age 26 who are the employee's biological children, adopted children or children placed for adoption, legal stepchildren and other children under legal guardianship.
To enroll your eligible dependents for medical coverage, you must fill out an Enrollment Form. For any dependent child whose last name differs from yours, or who is not your biological child, you must also complete an Eligible Dependent Certification (EDC) Form (PDF) and provide copies of legal documents that confirm dependency. Submit completed forms and any necessary documentation to the Fund Office.
If you are adding a disabled dependent to the Benefit Trust Fund medical plan, you must fill out the Disabled Dependent Certification Form (PDF) and the Physician Certification of Disability Form (PDF). Submit the completed forms to the Fund Office. The Fund reserves the right to periodically request proof of continued disability to verify eligibility for coverage for a dependent age 26 or older.
You can mail or fax completed forms and the required documentation to the Fund Office as follows:
1300 Connecticut Ave NWSuite # 300Washington, DC 20036
You may experience a qualifying event that permits you to add or remove covered dependents from your Benefit Trust Fund medical plan. Examples of qualifying events recognized by the Fund include:
If a qualifying event permits you to make a dependent change, you must fill out a new Enrollment Form and any necessary certification forms and submit them to the Fund Office for consideration, along with any other documentation required by the plan. You should also provide your employer with a copy of your completed Enrollment Form to ensure the proper contribution amount is submitted to the Fund.
When adding a new dependent, you must submit an Enrollment Form and necessary documentation to the Fund Office within thirty days in order for coverage to take effect. Coverage for new dependents begins on the date in which they qualify as eligible dependents, which includes:
Employees are required to submit a completed Eligible Dependent Certification (EDC) Form for any child whose last name differs from the employee's last name, for stepchildren, or for other covered children.
Other documentation is required when enrolling certain dependents. For example:
Children up to age 26 can be included as dependents.
What are the age limits for dependent children?
Children can be covered dependents until they reach age 26 providing they continue to meet provisions for dependent coverage.
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