New York State recently passed legislation which will allow adult children, through the age of 29, to have access to the same health insurance coverage as their parent(s). This law goes into effect July 1, 2010 for The City of New York group.
The following two items are very important aspects of the law:
1) Dependent benefits are extended by premium payment (as in all COBRA coverage)
2) The law only applies to medical/hospital health insurance contracts in New York State—Welfare Fund supplemental benefits (Rx drug coverage, dental, optical, etc.) are not affected by this law.
If you wish to enroll, be sure to send your enrollemnt materials directly to the healh plan provider.