New York State Young Adult Health Insurance Coverage Option Through Age 29

June 2010

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.

Click here to obtain the information package and enrollment form online.

If you wish to enroll, be sure to send your enrollemnt materials directly to the healh plan provider.