Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), if a parent’s health care plan offers a family plan, young adults can now remain on their parent’s health insurance policy up to age 26.

Before the new health care law, insurance companies could remove enrolled young adults, at age 19 or older from their parent’s health care plan. Now, health plans that cover children must make coverage available to young adults up to age 26.  By allowing young adults to stay on a parent’s plan, the law makes it easier and more affordable for young adults to get health insurance coverage.  Young adults can join or remain on their parent’s plan even if they are:

  • Married
  • Attending school
  • Not living with their parents
  • Not financially dependent upon their parents
  • Eligible for employer sponsored program

For more information about the Affordable Care Act, visit: www.KnowYourCare.org

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