Department of Management Services

Spouse Program

Complete and sign the Spouse Program Election Form (Adobe PDF Document 122.38 KB) located under the Forms and Resources section of this site and list all eligible dependents;

Enroll in the same health plan; and

Agree to notify the People First Service Center within 60 days of becoming ineligible for the Spouse Program. You and your spouse become ineligible for the Spouse
Program if:

  • One or both of you end employment with the state, including retirement;
  • You divorce;
  • A spouse dies.

It is your responsibility to notify the People First Service Center if you become ineligible for the Spouse Program. If you fail to do so within 60 days of one of the listed events, you will be liable for claims or premiums back to the date you lost eligibility. Additionally, you may have to pay for a higher level of coverage than you need. For example, you may be required to pay for family coverage instead of individual coverage. Upon notification of ineligibility for the Spouse Program, the People First Service Center adds covered, eligible dependents to the primary spouse’s plan, unless you request otherwise.

Eligible OPS/variable-hour employees are allowed to participate in the Spouse Program if they are married to a state employee and follow the steps above.