Family Coverage

Last updated: April 15, 2018

What Does Family Coverage Mean?

Family coverage is an insurance policy that covers an entire family. Often, employers offer it as a benefit for their employees. Family coverage can include dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and more. Such plans may also be purchased outside of an employer network.


Insuranceopedia Explains Family Coverage

The benefit of family coverage is one policy insures the whole family. This means the family does not need to shop for and purchase individual plans for every member. Spouses, dependent children, ex-spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of domestic partners are all people who can potentially qualify for family coverage. Many employers offer this kind of coverage because it can be very appealing to employees who have families and could thus benefit substantially from this arrangement.


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