When to add newborn to insurance plan

Question:

I am expecting a baby soon. Can I add my baby to my coverage?

 

Answer:

You have 60 days from the date of birth to add your newborn to your health, dental and/or vision insurance. In order to initiate the enrollment, please submit the hospital birth certificate to your benefits representative. Insurance will be effective the 1st of the month following the date of birth. Please remember to contact University Personnel immediately when a social security number has been issued for your newborn, as a social security number is required by CalPERS for continued enrollment. Also, submit a copy of the birth certificate when one is issued. Failure to do so may result in a termination of benefits for said dependent(s).