Healthcare Reform

Do I have to claim my child as a dependent to get dependent coverage?

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  • No. Under the health care reform law, an adult child does not need to qualify as a tax dependent to be covered under the parents’ health insurance plan.

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    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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