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Human Resources



Double State Share (DSS)


Double State Share is a benefit available ONLY to two State of Delaware, University of Delaware, Delaware Transit Corporation, Delaware Solid Waste Authority or Delaware State Housing Authority employees and/or State of Delaware, University of Delaware, Delaware Transit Corporation, Delaware Solid Waste Authority or Delaware State Housing Authority pensioners who meet the following criteria:

  • were both employed (in a benefit eligible position) by or retired (receiving a pension check) from, the State of Delaware prior to January 1, 2012 AND
  • were married to one another prior to January 1, 2012.

Double State Share benefit eligible employees or pensioners pay a different rate  for participation in a State of Delaware health plan. Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions .

The Statewide Benefits Office (SBO) will outreach to DSS eligible individuals enrolled in a DSS plan each year to verify continued eligibility. Completion of the Double State Share Coverage Verification form ensures that the SBO is maintaining up-to-date information on the DSS eligible population. DSS eligible individuals enrolled in a DSS plan who do not complete the form WILL NOT lose eligibility for DSS, but will be contacted by the SBO or their HR/Benefits Representative to request additional information.







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