Who Can Be Covered?
Your spouse, children, and step-children are eligible as dependents under TeamCare.
Coverage for your spouse will continue until your coverage ends, you get divorced, or your spouse enters the military. Coverage for your child will continue until the date your coverage ends, or when your child reaches age 26. However, if you or your spouse are eligible for Retiree Health Plan RU or RV, your child will be covered until age 19 or until they reach age 25 if they are a qualified student.
What Documents You’ll Need
When you’re getting ready to enroll and you’re adding a dependent to your plan for the first time, have the required legal documents on hand and ready to upload. Not sure what documents you’ll need? Check out How to Add a Dependent to find out what documents we may need from you during the enrollment process.
If you need to submit documents, we recommend you send them through the Message Center. Make sure your name and UMI are written on each document you submit for enrollment. If you don’t have access to a scanner, please submit a photo of the document that you took with your phone. Make sure everything on each page is legible and that nothing is cut off.
If you are submitting your documents via mail, please make sure to include the cover sheet from your enrollment packet and mail them to:
PO Box 5112
Des Plaines, IL 60017-5112
Once you’ve submitted your enrollment online or by mail, we’ll begin processing it. Please note, we may need to request additional documents for review before we finish processing your enrollment.
When Will Coverage Start?
If you’re a new hire, you will typically become eligible for TeamCare coverage the Sunday after we receive eight weeks of contributions on your behalf within a 52-week period. If you’re part of a new employer group and have immediate coverage, you are waived from the eight-week requirement. Your exact eligibility rules may vary depending on the terms of your employer’s collective bargaining agreement.
If you’re making changes to your coverage through Open Enrollment those changes will become effective at the start of the next plan year. After that, your level of coverage will remain the same until it’s changed again through Open Enrollment or Special Enrollment.
If you’re making a change to your coverage after a Special Enrollment Qualifying Event, your new level of coverage will be effective on the date of the Special Enrollment event.
Have a Question?
Whether it’s your first time enrolling in a health plan or you’ve been a member with us for years, our CustomerCare Center is here to help if you have any questions or issues during the enrollment process. Contact us through the Message Center or by calling 1-800-TEAMCARE (832-6227).