MMC Benefits Handbook
Glossary
Actively-At-Work
You are "Actively-At-Work" if you are fulfilling your job responsibilities at a company-approved location on the day coverage is supposed to begin (e.g., you are not out ill or on a leave of absence).
Eligible Marsh & McLennan Employees (other than MMA)
As used throughout this document, "Marsh & McLennan Companies Employees" are defined as employees classified on payroll as US regular employees of Marsh & McLennan Companies or any subsidiary or affiliate of Marsh & McLennan Companies (other than MMA and any of its subsidiaries).
Eligible MMA Employees
As used throughout this document, "MMA employees" are defined as employees classified on payroll as a US regular employee of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC – Corporate (MMA-Corporate), Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC – Alaska (MMA-Alaska), Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC – Northeast (MMA-Northeast), Security Insurance Services of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC or Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Private Client Services – National Region (MMA PCS –National).
Eligible FAMILY MEMBERS
You eligible family member meets the eligibility criteria as defined below.
Spouse/Domestic Partner means:
Spouse / Domestic Partner
You have already received a marriage license from a US state or local authority, or registered your domestic partnership with a US state or local authority.
Spouse Only
Although not registered with a US state or local authority, your relationship constitutes a marriage under US state or local law (e.g. common law marriage or a marriage outside the US that is honored under US state or local law).
Domestic Partner Only
Although not registered with a US state or local authority, your relationship constitutes an eligible domestic partnership. To establish that your relationship constitutes an eligible domestic partnership you and your domestic partner must:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be legally married, under federal law, to each other or anyone else or part of another domestic partnership during the previous 12 months
  • Currently be in an exclusive, committed relationship with each other that has existed for at least 12 months and is intended to be permanent
  • Currently reside together, and have resided together for at least the previous 12 months, and intend to do so permanently
  • Have agreed to share responsibility for each other's common welfare and basic financial obligations
  • Not be related by blood to a degree of closeness that would prohibit marriage under applicable state law.
Marsh McLennan reserves the right to require documentary proof of your domestic partnership or marriage at any time, for the purpose of determining benefits eligibility. If requested, you must provide documents verifying the registration of your domestic partnership with a state or local authority, your cohabitation and/or mutual commitment, or a marriage license that has been approved by a state or local government authority.
Child/Dependent Child means:
  • Your biological child
  • A child for whom you or your spouse are the legally appointed guardian with full financial responsibility
  • The child of a domestic partner
  • Your stepchild
  • Your legally adopted child or a child or child placed with you for adoption.
Note: Any child that meets one of these eligibility requirements and who is incapable of self support by reason of a total physical or mental disability as determined by the Claims Administrator, may be covered beyond the end of the calendar year in which the child attains age 26.
Dependent children are eligible for coverage until the end of the calendar year in which they attain age 26. This eligibility provision applies even if your child is married, has access to coverage through his or her employer, doesn't attend school full-time or live with you, and is not your tax dependent.
The Company has the right to require documentation to verify the relationship (such as a copy of the court order appointing legal guardianship). Company medical coverage does not cover foster children or other children living with you, including your grandchildren, unless you are their legal guardian with full financial responsibility—that is, you or your spouse claims them as a dependent on your annual tax return.