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Coverage & Eligibility Requirements​​​​​​​​​​​

Employees are eligible for benefits coverage immediately - no waiting period from date of hire, or the date of benefits eligibility.
You may waive coverage offered through Baylor Scott & White. Once you waive coverage, your next opportunity to enroll will be during annual enrollment, unless you experience a qualified life event, and notify us within​ 30 days from when the event occurs.
You are eligible for coverage if:​
        • You are a full-time employee regularly scheduled to work at least 60 hours per pay period; or
        • You are a part-time employee regularly scheduled to work 40 hours, but fewer than 60 hours per pay period.

​Eligible Dependents

If you cover yourself as an active employee, you may enroll your eligible dependents in certain benefits. Eligible dependents include your spouse or common-law spouse (as recognized by state law), your children or your spouse's children up to the age 26,* including:

        •  Natural
        •  Step
        •  Legally adopted 
        •  In the process of legal adoption
        •  Foster
        •  Covered by a Qualified Medical Child
        • Support Order
        • Child(ren) of whom you have legal Guardianship

Please note: Baylor Scott & White will be conducting a dependent verification in 2019 to ensure family members covered by our plans meet the eligibility criteria.  Documentation such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, and tax forms may be requested.  It is important to submit everything in a timely manner to ensure dependents remain covered.

*Subject to approval, the age limit is waived if the child is unmarried, physically and mentally incapacitated and unable to earn an independent living; dependent on you for at least 50% of financial support; claimed by you as a dependent for federal taxes; and disabled and covered under the plan before age 26.

If you are newly eligible, you may enroll a dependent over age 26 if the dependent:

- Is physicially or mentally handicapped
- Meets the criteria shown above
- Has been enrolled for coverage as your dependent continually since the disability


Does your dependent also work here?

If you and a dependent both work for Baylor Scott & White, only one of you can be covered as a dependent. Neither can be covered as both an employee and a dependent.​​ ​

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