Who is Eligible:
·         Full time employees
·         Retirees
Benefit Defined: Upon the birth of a child to an eligible employee or retiree the SCCEA Sunshine Fund will pay $500 to help cover the cost of maternity care for any pregnancy that results in a live birth. Multiple births receive multiple benefits. The Fund will reimburse an eligible employee and/or retiree $500 for costs associated with the adoption of a child no more than four (4) years of age through a licensed adoption agency accredited-in the United States. If both parents are eligible employees and/or retirees a total of $1,000 will be paid. This benefit will not be payable if the adopted child is the child of either covered spouse.
Eligibility Period: Eligible employees and/or retirees must be an eligible participant for nine (9) months prior to the birth or adoption of the child and must still be an eligible participant of on the date of birth or adoption of the child, provided, however, that the employee shall b eligible if out of pay status for not more than 90 days due to a medical necessity.


Filing Requirement: A claim must be submitted to the Fund office within 12 months of the birth or adoption of the child.