Coordination of benefits refers to a provision that determines the sequencing of coverage when employees and their dependents (plan members) are eligible for benefits under more than one private health care plan. For example, coordination of benefits allows two people with health care plan coverage, who are married or in a common-law relationship, to be covered as dependents by each other’s plans. The children or dependents of spouses who both have health care coverage may also be covered under both plans through coordination of benefits.