Ineligible Dependents
Ineligible Dependents include, but are not limited to:
  • A divorced, legally separated, or common-law spouse, even if a court orders you to provide health care coverage.
  • A domestic partner if your domestic partnership has not been formally registered with a valid registry, or a former domestic partner.
  • Parents, step-parents, parents-in-law, grandparents and step-grandparents.
  • Former step-children or the step-children of a former domestic partner, unless they were born or adopted during the course of the domestic partnership or you have been appointed permanent legal guardian for them by a court.
  • Children age 19 through 25 who are eligible for coverage under an employer-sponsored health plan or through their spouse or domestic partner's employer plan (eligibility for coverage under another parent's group health plan or in a limited medical plan, commonly referred to as "mini-med" does not count for this purpose).
  • Children age 26 and over, unless they have been approved for continued coverage under the Disabled Dependent provision.
  • Children who have entered the military (regardless of age or disability status).
  • Children covered as dependents under the plan of another Company employee or Retiree of the Company.
  • Grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other family members, unless you have legally adopted them or have been appointed permanent legal guardian for them by a court.
  • An enrolled dependent that is also covered as either a Retiree or employee. The dependent may not be covered twice under any of the PG&E-sponsored medical plans.
If both you and your spouse or registered domestic partner are an employee or Retiree of the Company, only one of you may enroll each child as an eligible family member under any one benefit plan. For example, if you have two children, one employee or Retiree may enroll both children, or each employee or Retiree may enroll one child. A child cannot be enrolled twice.
If a dependent loses eligibility, you must drop the dependent from your Company plans within 31 days of loss of eligibility.
If you have any questions about whether or not a dependent is eligible for coverage, you can contact the PG&E Benefits Service Center at 866-271-8144 (open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time).