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You are eligible for the benefits described in this guide if you are a Prince George’s County Government Retiree and have maintained continuous enrollment in County benefits.

Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) and vested retirees are not eligible for County sponsored health coverage nor Life Insurance. A vested benefit refers to a benefit that is not payable at the times of separation from employment, but is deferred until the former member reaches normal retirement age. To qualify for this deferred vested benefit, you must not withdraw your contributions.

Dependent Eligibility

You may enroll your eligible dependents in the same plans you choose for yourself. You must submit documentation to verify their eligibility see Dependent Verification. Coverage for your eligible children will end the last day of the month in which they turn age 26. 

Disabled Dependents

Disabled Dependents Children who are physically or mentally incapable of self support as determined by medical certification continue on your County coverage beyond the normal age limit if the disability continues and the child remains unmarried. You may be asked to provide certification of your child’s disability every two to three years. Documentation must be on file prior to the child reaching age 26 

Ineligible Dependents 

Ineligible Dependents Dependent children over the age of 26 (unless disabled), dependent children for whom you do not have guardianship or legal custody, common law spouses, or ex-spouses that have not been removed from the plan are not eligible for coverage.

Eligible Dependents

Eligible dependents include: 

  • Your lawful spouse, as defined by the Federal Government; and

  • Children and stepchildren under the age of 26*. 


Verifying Dependents

If you want to add dependent(s) to your coverage, you must provide documentation to verify their eligibility as outlined in the chart below. 

Dependent TypeRequired Document(s)
  • Government issued Marriage Certificate, AND
  • Current proof of Joint Ownership*. If married in the past 12 months, only Government issued Marriage Certificate is required. Note: Submit a copy of Medicare card if your spouse is enrolled in Medicare.
Newborn Biological Child
  • Government issued Birth Certificate that includes parents’ names, AND
  • Social Security Card. 
  • Note: Birth Registration Notices are not accepted as dependent documentation.
Biological Child
  • Government issued Birth Certificate that includes parents’ names.
Adopted Child
  • Amended Government issued Birth Certificate that includes parents’ names or Adoption Certificate or Placement Agreement AND 
  • Social Security Card
  • Government issued Birth Certificate that includes parents’ name, AND
  • Government issued Marriage Certificate.

Legal Ward
  • Government issued Birth Certificate, Court Ordered Document of Guardianship, AND
  • Social Security Card.
Disabled Child
  • Documentation listed above AND
  • Federal Tax Return within last 2 years claiming the child. Note: Disabled Adopted Children cannot verify with a placement agreement or petition.
Children who are the subjects of a Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO)
  • Qualified Medical Child Support Order  required. This order creates the right of the children to receive health insurance benefits under an employee or retiree’s coverage.

* Standard Proof of Joint Ownership includes:

  • Mortgage Statement
  • Bank Statement (bank account verification letter showing active status)
  • Active lease agreement
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Renters Insurance 
  • State tax return (within 1 year)
  • Credit Card statement (includes department stores, and care credit)
  • Property Tax
  • Current-year state tax return listing spouse/partner 
  • Current-year mortgage interest/mortgage insurance 
  • Warranty deed
  • Auto loans 
  • Current-year federal tax return listing the spouse 

All required documentation must be submitted to the OHRM Benefits Division.

  • Email:

  • Fax: 301-883-6192

  • Mail or hand-deliver: 1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 110, Largo, MD 20774