Healthcare Reform

Does coverage end on the dependent’s 26th birthday?

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  • AUnitedHealthcare answered

    Under the health care reform law, coverage must be allowed to continue until the child reaches the age of 26. Plan sponsors must make dependent coverage available to adult children up until that day. Plan sponsors are free to elect more generous benefit designs, if available. Examples include covering dependents until the end of the month or even the year in which they attain the age of 26.

    For more information on dependent coverage or on health care reform, visit or

    This communication is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please contact a competent legal or tax professional for personal advice on eligibility, tax treatment and restrictions. Federal and state laws and regulations are subject to change.


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