2012 Dependent Certification Audit

2012 DEPENDENT CERTIFICATION AUDIT

Verizon will be conducting an audit of all covered participants in their benefit plans beginning next month- April 17, 2012. You MUST respond.

If you do not respond, unverified dependents will be removed from coverage effective August 1, 2012

You will receive a package at your home that will explain the process in full. You must provide the following documents for the process:

Spouse:

1.       Government issued Marriage Certificate

2.       2010 or 2011 Federal Tax Return (first page) or Proof of Joint Ownership within the last six months (mortgage statement, bank statement, residential lease agreement etc). You may black out monetary amounts

Domestic Partner:

1.       Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (available on VBC website or call 877-489-2367)

2.       Proof of Joint Ownership within the last six months (mortgage statement, bank statement etc)

Biological Child:

1.       Government Issued Birth Certificate (listing participant as parent)

Adopted Child

1.       Adoption Certificate (listing participant as parent)

Step Child:

1.       Government Issued Birth Certificate (listing participant’s spouse as parent)

2.       Government issued Marriage Certificate (listing participant and child’s parent)

3.       2010 or 2011 Federal Tax Return (first page listing participant and child’s parent). You may black out monetary amounts

Domestic Partner Child:

1.       Government Issued Birth Certificate (listing participant’s domestic partner as parent)

2.       Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (available on VBC website or call 877-489-2367)

3.       Proof of Joint Ownership within the last six months (mortgage statement, bank statement etc)

Legal Guardian Child:

1.       Government Issued Birth Certificate

2.       Court Ordered Document of Legal Custody

Sponsored Child:

1.       Government Issued Birth Certificate OR Adoption Certificate (if adopted)

2.       Court Ordered Document of Legal Custody

3.       2010 or 2011 Federal Tax Return (first page) You may black out monetary amounts.

Sponsored Parent:

1.       Participant’s government issued birth certificate showing relationship to dependent

2.       Dependent’s driver’s license or state ID showing Dependent’s address

3.       2010 or 2011 Federal Tax Return (first page) for both participant and dependent. Do Not black out monetary amounts

Class II Dependents:

1.       2010 or 2011 Federal Tax Return (first page) For participant, showing Class II dependent. Do Not black out monetary amounts

New Jersey marriage and birth certificates may be obtained from the town in which the birth or marriage took place. You may locate your local town information at this website. There is usually a fee of $5-$45 for these documents.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/regbycnty.shtml

Pennsylvania marriage and birth certificates may be obtained online through the State of PA or at the county in which the marriage or birth occurred. There is usually a fee of $5-$45 for these documents.

http://www.portal.health.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596

New York marriage and birth certificates may be obtained online through the State of New York. There is usually a fee of $5-$45 for these documents.

http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records

Puerto Rico- The Puerto Rican government passed a law that went into effect on October 30, 2010, invalidating all Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.  The law does not affect Puerto Rican born citizens who already have a U.S. passport.  As of October 30, 2010 the Department of State only accepts Puerto Rican birth certificates issued on or after July 1, 2010 as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship.  

To order a new birth certificate and for information on the Puerto Rican birth certificate law, please visit the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration website at:   www.prfaa.com/birthcertificates/ (English) www.prfaa.com/certificadosdenacimiento/ (Spanish)

Please refer to the package that will be sent to your home. This memo is meant to be a guideline and to highlight important facts and timelines for you.  Please contact the Verizon Benefits Center at 877-489-2367 or myself if you are having any problems.