Adding a Dependent to Your US Health and Welfare Plan?
The costs for covering ineligible dependents can really add up and are shared by everyone in the Plan. That is why Nokia requires employees to verify the eligibility of all dependents covered under Nokia's health and welfare plans.
Employees who add dependents (allowed within 31 days of a qualified change in status [e.g. date of hire, marriage, birth of child, etc.] or during annual open enrollment) to their health care coverage(s) will be required to certify the eligibility of the dependent(s) they add to their coverage within 45 days of enrolling the new dependent. Failure to provide proof of eligibility within the required timeframe may result in the dependent(s) being terminated from coverage. This proof will help Nokia continue to apply eligibility rules fairly and is part of Nokia's ongoing efforts to control health care costs.
View Nokia's eligibility rules by selecting the current Dependent Eligibility Rules below if you are uncertain whether your dependent(s) is eligible for Nokia coverage. Please be sure to select the applicable eligibility rules for your employment classification.
You may also call the Nokia Benefits Resource Center if you have questions.
View the current Dependent Eligibility Rules
|Class I and Domestic Partner Dependents||Class II Dependents|
(You can cover your eligible class II dependents who have been continuously covered prior to January 1, 1996. No new class II dependents may be enrolled.)
Class II dependents must also meet the following requirements:
*Or any other state-recognized permanent relationship between two consenting adults, other than opposite-sex marriage, that meet the stated conditions.
A domestic partner is defined as a person, of the same or opposite gender of an employee, who is involved in an ongoing and committed relationship with the employee and as someone who:
To enroll in some coverages, such as life insurance coverage through MetLife, you may be required to submit a signed and notarized affidavit of domestic partnership regarding the commitment to, and permanency of, the relationship.
Please note that retirees are not permitted to enroll new domestic partner dependents in coverage. If, however, your domestic partner was previously enrolled while you were an active employee and then dropped coverage, he or she is permitted to re-enroll in those same coverage options only.