Dependent Eligibility Verification

Dependent Eligibility Subject to Verification

 Before adding a new dependent, make sure they meet the eligibility requirements. Dependent eligibility is subject to audit at any time during the year.

The verification process is done by the Tenneco U.S. Benefits Center. Click here to view the list of acceptable verification documents, and instructions on how to upload or send in the required documents. Click here for the domestic partner affidavit.

Regular, full-time team members, working at least 30 hours per week, are eligible to participate in benefits coverage as of your date of hire. You can enroll yourself and your eligible dependents for Tenneco benefits.

 Eligible dependents include:

  • Your spouse/domestic partner
    • Spouses/domestic partners are eligible for Company medical coverage provided they are not offered medical coverage through their own employer
    • However, your spouse/domestic partner may enroll in medical coverage provided their employer coverage meets at least one of the following conditions:
      • An individual annual deductible greater than $1,500
      • Employee contributions of $175 per month or more for single (employee only) coverage
      • Coinsurance levels of less than 80% in-network
      • No prescription drug coverage
  • Your biological or adopted children, step-children, your domestic partner’s children and children for whom you are their legal guardian, or have legal custody, up to the end of the month in which they reach age 26 (for child life insurance, age 19, or age 25 if full-time student)
  • Incapacitated/disabled children age 26 or older who meet the eligibility requirements

 You cannot cover:

  • Your grandchildren, nieces or nephews, unless you have legal guardianship
  • Your child or your domestic partner’s child age 26 or older (unless incapacitated or disabled prior to age 26)
  • Your ex-spouse or ex-domestic partner
  • An ex-domestic partner’s children
  • Your parents or in-laws