Your ex-spouse may be covered under your Health Plan, Dental Plan and Vision Plan coverage. if:
- They were covered by the university’s benefit plans immediately before the divorce, AND
- There is a court order requiring that your ex-spouse and any dependent children continue to receive coverage
If you are in a committed relationship and not married, you may be able to choose a benefits plan for your domestic partner, with appropriate documentation.
How Covering a Domestic Partner Affects Your Taxes
For more information about both of these options, click here.
Domestic partners are not tax dependents under federal law. The value of the university and employee contributions for health, dental and vision insurance for a domestic partner and their children is considered taxable.
Depending on your coverage level, this value could be reported on your paycheck as a post-tax deduction and as taxable imputed income. Imputed income is the taxable value of a service or benefit provided by an employer. Contact TSS for paycheck related questions.
If you have any tax questions, please consult your personal tax professional.
How can I update the coverage for my ex-spouse?
This must be done via email.
If you already cover your ex-spouse on a health plan and need to make a change, please contact TSS at TSS@Tufts.edu wit the plan you want to change them to and we will do it for you!