Thursday, May 27, 2010

Regulations Clarify Extension of Dependent Coverage Rule Under Affordable Care Act

By Paul Fleck, Amber Solano, and Jonathan Judge

On May 11, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services issued interim final rules regarding the extension of health coverage for adult dependent children until the age of 26. The rules provide guidance on how the Affordable Care Act provision regarding extended coverage to adult dependents affects health insurance plans and employers.

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