If adult children age 26 or younger lose health coverage through their own employer, they may enroll on their parent’s plan as a dependent. "Loss of other coverage" is a special enrollment event under HIPAA. Dependents do not have to enroll in or exhaust their COBRA coverage.
For more information on dependent coverage or on health care reform, visit healthcare.gov or uhc.com/reform.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.