Stakeholders Try To Get Word Out on Young Adult Insurance
Many health insurance plans, schools and employersÂ are facingÂ challenges inÂ publicizing a rule in the federal health reform law that allows children up to age 26 to remain on their parents' health insurance policies. Many children who are not full-time students lose that coverage when they turn 19. The provision takes effect Sept. 23 and is expected to extend coverage to an estimated 1.2 million individuals in 2011. The article was supported by the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting. CHCFÂ publishes California Healthline.
- "Provision in New Federal Health Reform Law May Let Young Adults Up to 26 Return to Families' Medical Plans" (Schoch/Chacko, Pasadena Star News, 9/12).