I just had a baby and want to add him/her to my health insurance plans. What do I need to do?
You must begin the process of adding your new baby to your health insurance plan(s) as soon as possible after the date of birth. All forms required can be obtained from Human Resources.


Submit the following completed forms to Human Resources.

  • Personal Information Change form: Submit to Human Resources to begin the process.

  • Anthem Blue Cross Change form: To add your new dependent to your medical insurance plan.

  • REMIF Enrollment form: To add your new dependent to your dental, vision, and EAP plans.

Note the following:

  • Changes to your health insurance plan(s) must be submitted to the insurance agencies within 30 days of the date of birth. If you do not add your new dependent within 30 days of the date of birth, you will not be able to add him/her until our next Health Insurance Open Enrollment period.

  • You will have three months to provide official documentation for your new dependent. If you do not provide the official documents within three months, your new dependent will be removed from your health insurance plan(s) and cannot be added again until the next Health Insurance Open Enrollment period.

  • You should also check the beneficiaries listed for your life insurance, CalPERS, and 457/deferred compensation, if applicable, and make any changes you might want. You may also want to change your Power of Attorney for PERS.

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2. I just got divorced and want to remove my former spouse from my health insurance plans. What do I need to do?
3. I just got married and want to add my spouse to my health insurance plan(s). What do I need to do?
4. I just had a baby and want to add him/her to my health insurance plans. What do I need to do?
5. I went to a contracted (network) hospital under my Anthem Blue Cross plan for emergency care but I don't know if the ER doctor was contracted. Will my visit be covered at the contracted rate?
6. Under my Anthem Blue Cross plan, do I need a referral to go to a specialist?
7. I have a dependent full-time student over 19. How long will my dependent be eligible for coverage on my health insurance?
8. I have a full-time student over 19. When do I need to send student verification?
9. I have a dependent attending school out of state. Will my dependent still be covered under my health insurance?
10. My Domestic Partner is covered under my health insurance. Are my Domestic Partner's children eligible too?
11. I have other medical and dental coverage and want to waive the medical and dental insurance offered by the City. What do I do?
12. I have a flexible spending account (FSA) and I haven't used all of my election amount for this plan year. Will I lose it?