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Eligible Dependents

State of Florida Plans

If you are enrolled in a State of Florida plan, information regarding dependents* and eligibility can be found here.

* If you and your spouse both work for a State of Florida agency, you may be eligible to participate in the state’s Spouse Program and pay less for health insurance.

UF Select and GatorCare Plans

If you are enrolled in GatorCare and/or UFSelect Voluntary Benefits, you may also cover your eligible dependents. You must:

  • Register your dependent online in myUFL; and
  • Select the correct family coverage tier for each plan that is to cover your dependents; and
  • Enroll each dependent* in the appropriate plan; and
  • Select the Submit button in myUFL.

Currently, health insurance coverage for domestic partners is only available through GatorCare.

Eligible dependents include

  • Your domestic partner – A person of same or opposite sex whom you live with; and to whom you are emotionally committed, share a primary residence and share joint responsibilities for common welfare and financial obligations. Additional criteria can be found on the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
  • Your child and/or domestic partner’s child – Through the end of the calendar year in which he/she turns age 26, your and/or your domestic partner’s biological child, legally adopted child or child placed in the home for the purpose of adoption in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
  • Your child and/or domestic partner’s child with a disability – Your and/or your domestic partner’s covered child who is permanently mentally or physically disabled. This child may continue health insurance coverage after reaching age 26 if you provide adequate documentation validating disability upon request and the child remains continuously covered in a UF health plan. The child must be unmarried, dependent on you for care and for financial support, and can have no dependents of his/her own.
  • Your and/or domestic partner’s child/stepchild – Through the end of the calendar year in which he/she turns age 26, the child of your same or opposite sex spouse or domestic partner for as long as you remain legally married to or in a domestic partnership with the child’s parent.
  • Your foster child – Through the end of the calendar year in which he/she turns age 26, a child that has been placed in your home by the Department of Children and Families Foster Care Program or the foster care program of a licensed private agency. Foster children may be eligible to their age of maturity.
  • Legal guardianship – Through the end of the calendar year in which he/she turns age 26, a child (your ward) for whom you have legal guardianship in accordance with an Order of Guardianship pursuant to applicable state and federal laws. Your ward may be eligible until his or her age of maturity.
  • Your and/or domestic partner’s child/grandchild – A newborn dependent of your covered child. Coverage may remain in effect for up to 18 months of age as long as the newborn’s parent remains covered.

* Social Security Numbers are required for all dependents. If your dependent does not have a SSN, please contact UFHR Benefits for assistance. To update SSN data for an existing dependent, use the instructions in the Updating SSN instructions for UFSelect guide.