We have had several conversations in the past few weeks with individuals who are confused about the pending health insurance changes relative to coverage for dependents under age 26.
Implementation of the law is required at the first insurance contract renewal following September 23, 2010. Some insurance carriers have allowed students who graduated in May to stay on their parents’ insurance plans as long as they were not yet 26 years old, others have removed them and will re-enroll them when the contract renews (after September 23.) Please be certain that your high school or college graduate is properly covered by checking with either your HR department or the insurance carrier directly. Also be sure to find out how to re-enroll any former students at the contract’s renewal as well as how to add back in any dependents who are under age 26, but no longer on your plan currently.
Please forward questions to : firstname.lastname@example.org.