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.