Young Adult Coverage
Under the Affordable Care Act, if your plan covers children, you can now add or keep your children on your health insurance policy until they turn 26 years old.
What This Means for You
Before the health care law, insurance companies could remove enrolled children usually at age 19, sometimes older for full-time students. Now, most health plans that cover children must make coverage available to children up to age 26. By allowing children to stay on a parent's plan, the law makes it easier and more affordable for young adults to get health insurance coverage.
Your children can join or remain on your plan even if they are:
* not living with you
* attending school
* not financially dependent on you
* eligible to enroll in their employer’s plan
I ******* told you. The only thing you might be thinking of is this:
There is one temporary exception: Until 2014, “grandfathered” group plans do not have to offer dependent coverage up to age 26 if a young adult is eligible for group coverage outside their parent’s plan.
Apparently, my parents work insurance isn't in that grandfathered group.
I may break other laws, but insurance fraud isn't one of them. I did my research before all of this.