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Can my 20-year-old son be added to my Medicare policy?

No, he cannot be added to your Medicare, although there is a provision in the new law that allows adult children to stay on their parents’ health insurance policy until they reach age 26. Under the new law, young adults can stay on their parents’ policy or be added to the family policy until they reach age 26, even if they have left home or are no longer a student. But the new provision applies only to health insurance policies, such as those you have bought or have through an employer or union — not to Medicare.

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