Spousal Health Coverage Eligibility
Employees’ spouses who have access to affordable, minimum essential coverage that provides minimum value* through another employer are no longer eligible for health coverage under the Roanoke College/Virginia Private Colleges Benefits Consortium (“VPCBC”) health plans.
This eligibility change helps the VPCBC maintain affordable coverage for our employees, dependent children, and their spouses who DO NOT have access to coverage.
Who is Eligible?
Three populations of spouses are eligible for enrollment under the VPCBC health insuranceas as a dependent those populations are as follows:
- Spouses who ARE NOT employed.
- Spouses who ARE EMPLOYED but do not have access to affordable, minimum essential coverage through their employer.
- Spouses who ARE EMPLOYED by a VPCBC member school, including Roanoke College.
Employees whose spouses meet the above eligibility qualifications will be required to complete a Spousal Affidavit prior to their Roanoke College/VPCBC health insurance coverage being active.
The Spousal provision only applies to HEALTH COVERAGE. Employees may still carry spouses on dental and vision coverage with no affidavit needed.
|Benefit||Spousal Affidavit Required|
(Flex, HSA, Life Insurance)
Link for Electronic Spousal Affidavit
Additonal Information on Spousal Coverage
For more information about Spousal Eligibility, please see the links below:
Roanoke Collge Plan Documents & Required Notices
(Including the Healthcare Exchange Notice & Credible Coverage Notice for Part D)
Please consult with your spouse’s employer regarding questions and concerns about the affordability and minimum value status of their employer-sponsored coverage.