May a spouse, who is also a state or higher education employee, enroll as an employee and as a dependent of the other spouse? Admin May 18, 2016 16:30 No, both spouses must enroll as employees. Related articles If two employees in the same plan (state, local education or local government) are married, are they required to choose the employee + spouse premium level, or can each sign up for employee only coverage? What if there are children? My child is about to turn 26, what do I need to do to remove him or her from coverage?