Health Care Reform

Coverage for Adult Children Continues Up to Age 26
(effective 2011)

Effective January 1, 2011, employees may elect to cover eligible dependents in their NYU employee medical plans up to age 26. NYU is also making this extension available for dental and vision coverage.

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During Open Enrollment, which will be held from October 11 through November 11, 2010, you may enroll (or re-enroll) your dependent children who were previously taken off your coverage due to age or student status. A dependent child will be eligible for coverage regardless of his/her student status, marital status, or employment status. There is no requirement for a dependent to live with or receive support from the employee to be eligible for coverage under the plans.

Dependent children can remain on their parent's plan until the end of the month in which they turn 26, and then will become eligible for COBRA, even if previously covered through COBRA.

Be sure to consult the 2011 Open Enrollment Guide, which will be distributed before Open Enrollment begins on October 11, for important information on enrolling your dependent for coverage effective January 1, 2011.