Adoption

 
When an adopted child is placed in the home of a member, the member has the month the child was born and/ or place in the home and the two following calendar months to add coverage for the child.  Coverage will be retroactive to the date of birth or placement if enrolled during the initial qualifying event period.  If the child is not added to the insurance during the intiail enrollment period, the child cannot be added until open enrollment or until another quailifying event occurs and insurance will not be retroactive. 
 
To add a child to your health insurance, you can:
1. Visit your Benefits Coordinator and fill out a Change in Status Form.  You will need a copy of the certificate of placement or legal adoption papers as documentation.
2. Log into your Manage My Benefits account. 
 From your Menu screen you will choose Add a Dependent.  From your Menu screen you will choose Add a Dependent. 
 
 You will enter the child's demographic information into the system.  You will enter the child's demographic information into the system. 
 
 You will answer if they have You will answer if they have insurance other than PEIA and if you want to chose a Primary Care   Physician, you can do it here.
  
 Then choose finalize.  
 
 The next screen will have your child's name and you click next.  
 
 From this screen you will choose if you want to manage Health Insurance for the dependent or Life Insurance.
 
 You will choose adoption and enter the child's date of birth of date, date of placement or date of legal adoption with backslashes and continue.
 
 You will see and/or choose your plan on the next screen.  Then click continue. You will see and/or choose your plan on the next screen.  Then click continue.
 
 Mark a yes by the dependent's name and then on the next screen finalize.
 
 When you go back to the main menu, you will see a grey box that says Upload Required Documentation.  Click it.
 
 The type of file is Adoption Papers.  Choose the child's name. 
 
 Browse to the file with  the placement certificate, birth certBrowse to the file with  the placement certificate, birth certificate and/or the adoption decree. and then click upload at the bottom of the page.
 
 
You can find details about making changes like this in the  Summary Plan Description  under Qualifying Events.
To make the change, you can also log into your Manage My Benefits account by clicking on the green Manage My Benefits button  and make your changes to your insurance plan online. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Any change that is made with PEIA does not change with your Mountaineer Flexible Benefits. To Change demographic information for FBMC, please click here.