All regular, full-time U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees are eligible to enroll in benefits offered through Benefit Essentials. Regular part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week and those employees participating in a phased-in retirement program are also eligible.

U.S. wage employees whose collective bargaining agreement establishes eligibility for this program may participate.

Eligible Family Members

You may enroll your eligible family members including:

  • Your spouse
  • Your domestic partner*
  • Your domestic partner’s children to age 26
  • Your children to age 26
  • Dependent children over the age of 26 who are incapable of earning a living because of a disability that was in existence at the time they would have no longer been eligible for coverage under the plan

Eligible children include:

  • natural children
  • foster children
  • adopted children
  • step children
  • court-ordered children
  • children for which you are legal guardian
  • domestic partner’s children

For more information on child eligibility please contact your local benefits representative.   


*Domestic partner eligibility is subject to certification and must be completed within 30 days to receive coverage for your eligible domestic partner and their eligible children.