Ex-Spouses on Health, Dental or Vision Plans
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First Published :Wed Oct 25 13:38:49 GMT 2017
Last Modified :Mon Jul 22 17:45:11 GMT 2019
Last Published :Mon Jul 22 17:45:11 GMT 2019
2019 AccessTufts Benefits Information
You may be eligible to cover an ex-spouse under the university health, dental, and vision plans, if both of the following circumstances apply:
You must notify Tufts Support Services within 31 days if there is any change in the status of your ex-spouse coverage.How Covering an Ex-Spouse Affects Your TaxesEx-spouses are not tax dependents under federal law, therefore, the value of the university and employee contributions for health, dental and vision insurance for an ex-spouse is considered taxable. Depending on your coverage level, this value could be reported on your paycheck as a post-tax payroll deduction and as taxable imputed income. Imputed income is the taxable value of a service or benefit provided by an employer. 2018 Domestic Partner/Ex-Spouse Benefit Rates
- Your ex-spouse was covered by the university’s benefit plans immediately before the divorce, and
- You are required by court order to provide coverage for your ex-spouse. You must provide a copy of the court order to Tufts Support Services (TSS) within 31 days of receiving it.
You can only cover a spouse or an ex-spouse. A current spouse and an ex-spouse cannot be covered by the same employee at the same time.
2019 Domestic Partner/Ex-Spouse Benefit RatesIf you have any tax questions, please consult your personal tax professional. Tufts University cannot provide legal or tax advice.