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This section describes who is eligible to enroll in County-sponsored benefits and the circumstances under which you may enroll in the plans.

Employee Eligibility

The benefits for which you are eligible as an employee depend on a range of factors, including:

  • Your bargaining unit (for example, determines your medical plan design)
  • Your status as a County of Alameda Manager (for example, determines your eligibility to purchase Supplemental Accidental Life Insurance benefits)
  • The number of hours you work (for example, determines the amount of the County’s contribution toward your Medical and Dental plan coverage)

Refer to your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Salary Ordinance or contact the Employee Benefits Center (EBC) for more information about the benefits for which you may be eligible.

Required Documentation

If you enroll a dependent meeting the eligibility criteria above, you must provide the EBC with the following Documentation:

Dependent Verification Documentation

For Your… Documentation Required
Spouse Original or photocopy of your certified marriage license.
Domestic partner The County's Domestic Partner Affidavit Form or California State Affidavit.
Dependent Children up to Age 26 A copy of the child's certified birth certificate with you, your spouse and/or your domestic partner registered as parent(s), or court-filed guardianship/adoption papers.