Excerpt from an article entitled “Child Coverage”GovExec Article by Alyssa Rosenberg:
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“Of all the questions swirling around health care reform, and there are many, we’ve heard from readers on one issue more than any other. When will federal employees be allowed to add their adult children under age 26 to their insurance plan? And what will happen to children who age out of medical coverage before the new rules kick in?
An e-mail from the Office of Personnel Management to federal human resources officers on March 26 outlined the timeline for adopting the new rules on coverage of adult children under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The initial provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will begin to take effect in six months. Among them is the requirement that insurers allow adult children to stay on their parents’ health care plan until they turn 26, instead of kicking them off when they turn 22.”