Dependent Child Reaches Age 26

When a dependent child reaches age 26, he or she is no longer eligible for most IU-sponsored dependent benefits. Since the university has an internal means of identifying this change, the university initiates the following actions without notice from the employee when a child becomes ineligible:

To make changes to any of the plans listed immediately below, you will need to one request a Life Events change through the Employee Center and two complete online enrollment of your changes once your request is approved by HR. You must make the change within 30 days.

Personal Accident Insurance 

Tax Saver Benefit

Health Care:

  • Decrease election if consistent with change.

Dependent Care:

  • Decrease election if consistent with change.

(Consistency rule is satisfied if change corresponds with a Life Event Change that affects either eligibility for coverage under Plan or eligibility of expenses under applicable IRS regulations.)