Friday, July 17, 2015

Employee Health Plan Coverage for Same Sex Marriage & Dependents

State Employee Health Plan – Same Gender Marriages Recognized

The State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) has notified us that same gender marriage partners and eligible children can be added to an employee’s health plan coverage.

Generally, there is a 31 calendar day waiting period after a qualifying event, during which eligible dependents (spouses and/or children) can be added to an employee’s coverage. The SEHP will inform us whether the 31-day period began with the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 or at a later date. The coverage effective date for dependents added in July will be Aug. 1, 2015.

To Add Dependents, please:

Step 1: Log into the SEHP secure portal, MAP (Membership Administration Portal).


Sign into myKUMC and proceed to the pay/benefits tab, and click on “Membership Administration Portal.”

Step 2: Select the University of Kansas Medical Center and use your KUMC online ID and password to log in.

A.      To add a spouse, you will need to provide a copy of the marriage certificate or license.
B.      To add a child, you will need to provide a birth certificate.
C.      Social Security number(s) will be needed for dependent(s) added to the SEHP.

Please Note

Enrollment in the SEHP is time sensitive. Please complete the MAP enrollment process by the end of July. Dependents added during July will have coverage effective Aug. 1, 2015.

If this process is not completed in a timely fashion, the next opportunity to enroll dependents in the SEHP will be during Open Enrollment, which is held every October for coverage effective January 1 or if there is a qualifying family status change such as loss of health insurance coverage by your spouse and/or dependent.

If you are currently enrolled in a Health Savings Account (with Plan C), a Health Care Flexible Spending Account or a Health Care Limited Scope Flexible Spending Account, you will be able to increase your semi-monthly contribution due to this qualifying event.

For additional information about:

2015 State Employee Health Plan booklet - Semi-monthly premium rates can be found on page 19.

Dependent Document Requirements for State Employee Health Plan

If you have questions for the KUMC Benefits staff, please contact us by email at, or call 588-5087 or stop by Room 1044 Delp.