You may add a civil union partner to your coverage. If we receive your enrollment form within 30 days of your civil union partner’s eligibility date (which is generally the date of establishment of the civil union), a civil union partner’s coverage will become effective on his or her eligibility date. If we don’t receive your form within 30 days of the applicable eligibility date, your civil union partner’s coverage will become effective on the date we receive your enrollment form. Proof of civil union is required when your last name and your partner’s last name are different.
New Jersey requires the above automatic coverage for newborns and coverage for dependents under age 31 years and civil union partners. These New Jersey provisions are optional for self-insured groups. Please check with your benefits administrator to find out if they are included in your plan.