Adoption is a qualifying change in status which allows a member to add health, dental, vision and Child Life for the adopted child. The member may also increase Member Optional Life coverage with statement of health approval. The member must notify the agency in writing within 60 days of the placement of the child, filing of the adoption petition or the entry of the adoption order.

Financial Assistance




Additional Information

  • Questions, contact CMS: call 1-800-442-1300
  • NOTE: Always keep your contact information up to date.  To change address, name or update emergency contact information complete the Personal Data - Name Address Form

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