DEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY DEFINITIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
To ensure that only eligible dependents are covered under our health plans, Columbus City Schools has retained the services of HMS to conduct dependent eligibility verification. This program helps us to make sure our plans are compliant, competitive, and cost effective. It helps manage overall plan cost, which benefits all CCS employees. If you have one or more dependents enrolled in the medical plan provided by Columbus City Schools, you will soon be receiving an email requesting you to submit documentation that verifies the eligibly of your dependent(s). To help you prepare for this, please see the list of acceptable documents below. You may want to gather them in advance of receiving the email from HMS to help ensure a timely response.
If you have been contacted by HMS to verify your dependents and have questions, you can call them at 1-866-868-8991, 8am-8pm EST.
Documents can be faxed to 1-877-223-8478 and uploaded on the web portal www.VerifyOS.com.
A current legal spouse of an eligible CCS employee
1. Original certified or uncertified copy of marriage certification issued by county registrar – with appropriate signatures (certificates issued by religious institutions will not be accepted) AND
2. a. Page 1 and signature page of employee’s most recent Federal Income Tax Return (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) listing the spouse; OR
2 b. Page 1 and Certificate of Electronic Filing of employee’s most recent Federal Income Tax Return (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) listing the spouse
Biological, Adopted, Stepchild or Foster child under age 23 for dental and under age 26 for medical and vision
Child can be married or unmarried (child’s spouse and any of the child’s dependents are not eligible for coverage.) Child does not have to live with parents, be an IRS dependent or a student.
-For dental - dependent will be removed the day he/she turns 23
-For medical and vision - dependent removed from coverage at end of month dependent turns 26
Child Support Court Order
Adoption Court Award
Guardianship Court Award (until age 18)
Disabled Overage Dependents
Opportunity to continue medical coverage only beyond normal age limit
Proof of handicapped status verified by dependent’s physician.