If an employee doesn't have a social security number:
They will not be eligible for coverage. Insurance companies require a social security number on employee applications.
If a dependent doesn't have a social security number:
You can still add them to the insurance policy. When you reach the step of the application that requires you to enter a social security number, you can input "123451234" and then you'll be able to move to the next step.
Some instances where a dependent might not have an social security number include:
- Adding a newborn dependent that hasn't been issued a social security number yet
- Adding spouses and/or children of employees who are in the United States on work visas
Note: Despite not needing a social security number for dependents to enroll initially, your insurance company may send a request for a social security number during renewal. It's best to send us social security numbers when they become available and we'll update your insurance carriers.
If you need further assistance regarding this topic, please submit a request to our customer care team at the link below: