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Other Eligible Adult Individuals (OEAI)

NEREs and employees currently represented by AFSCME, MCO, MSEA, UAW Local 6000, and SEIU Local 517 M may enroll one OEAI and their dependent(s) into a State of Michigan health plan only. Coverage does not extend to dental or vision plans for OEAIs or their dependents. To be considered eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The employee does not have a spouse eligible for enrollment in the State of Michigan health plans.

  2. The OEAI is at least 18 years of age.

  3. The OEAI is not the employee’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, foster parent, grandchild, parent-in-law, sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin.

  4. The employee and OEAI have jointly shared the same regular and permanent residence for at least 12 continuous months, and continue to share a common residence other than as a tenant, boarder, renter, or employee.

  5. Dependent children of an OEAI may enroll in health insurance only under the same conditions that apply to dependent children of employees.

OEAI and dependent enrollment is only available upon initial hire or during the annual Insurance Open Enrollment (IOE) period. If the criteria for enrollment of an OEAI or the OEAI’s dependent child(ren) are no longer met, the employee must notify the MI HR Service Center within 14 calendar days. The employee will be responsible for paying taxes associated with enrolling an OEAI and the OEAI’s dependents. Review the OEAI tax implications document for additional tax information.