Question:

How long may my dependent children remain covered under my benefit plans?

 

Answer:

Eligible dependent children (natural, adopted, step, domestic partner's children, children in a parent-child relationship status) are eligible for coverage up until the age of 26.

Disabled Children Over Age 26: A child over age 26 who is incapable of self-support because of a mental or physical condition that existed prior to age 26 and continuously since age 26 may be included at your initial enrollment. This enrollment is subject to CalPERS approval.

Prior to enrollment of a disabled child over the age of 26, you must submit a Member Questionnaire for the CalPERS Disabled Dependent Benefit form, and your doctor must complete and submit a Medical Report for the CalPERS Disabled Dependent Benefit form for CalPERS approval.