Surviving spouse and surviving registered domestic partners lose eligibility for PG&E coverage if they:
- Remarry or register a domestic partnership;
- Have other medical coverage (except Medicare);
- Don’t enroll in a PG&E-sponsored medical plan when first eligible; or
- Cancel coverage for any reason.
Surviving spouses and dependents who become ineligible for PG&E-sponsored coverage should call the PG&E Benefits Service Center right away to avoid penalties: 1-866-271-8144.
EXAMPLE: A surviving spouse becomes ineligible for PG&E coverage at the end of the month he or she marries or enters into a domestic partnership—even if the new spouse or domestic partner has no other coverage.
Surviving spouses or dependents who drop PG&E-sponsored survivor medical coverage won’t be eligible to re-enroll for PG&E-sponsored survivor medical coverage in the future.