Verify new dependents for 2016 before Open Enrollment

Employees planning to add dependents to their benefits for the 2016 calendar year who are not covered by the employee’s 2015 benefits plan must provide appropriate dependent verification to Benefits Administration prior to making their elections during Open Enrollment this November.

Providing dependent verification prompts Benefits Administration to add your dependents to HCM, allowing you to add those dependents when using the Open Enrollment system. You will be unable to add new dependents to your benefits until you submit the required dependent verification.

A list of acceptable dependent verification documents can be found online at

Documents should be submitted to Benefits Administration in Crawford Hall, Room 224, or via fax to 216.368.3582. If the documentation does not include both the dependent’s date of birth and social security number, that information also must be provided.

Please note that dependents included in your 2015 benefits already are listed in HCM and will be available when you use the Open Enrollment system in November. No additional dependent verification is needed.

Questions? Email or call Benefits Administration at 216.368.6781.