Dependent Eligibility Verification Process

If you enroll your dependent on a McClatchy health care (medical, dental and/or vision) plan, you will be asked to verify that your dependent is eligible for coverage.

McClatchy verifies this information to ensure compliance with our health care plan rules and to help manage ever-increasing health care costs. McClatchy has retained a third-party administrator, Budco, to handle our dependent eligibility audits.


  • Budco Customer Care:  888-349-2301/Fax: 888-546-7382
    • Check status of dependent verification
    • Upload or fax documents