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Adoption Benefit Program

Overview

Recognizing adoption as a meaningful and viable way to build a family, the Department of Central Management Services provides an Adoption Benefit Program.

  • Reimburses eligible employees for some adoption expenses
  • Aims to encourage adoption, especially of children who may wait longer for families


Eligibility

The Adoption Benefit Program is available to all Employees who are eligible for benefits under the State Employees Group Insurance Program. Active Employees who opt out or waive health, dental and vision coverage remain eligible for the Adoption Benefit Program.

  • The adoption must be final before expenses are eligible for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement requests must be received within one year from the end of the Plan Year the adoption became final.
  • If both husband and wife are State Employees, only one adoption benefit is available per child

For more details on this program, visit the CMS website.

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