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Dependent Coverage to Age 28

As part of the state budget that was passed in July and became effective in October of 2009, new legislation requires insurers, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs), health insuring corporations (HICs) and public employee benefit plans to offer parents the opportunity to purchase health care coverage for their children up to age 28. Policies or contracts issued or renewed and plans established or modified on or after July 1, 2010, must provide this new opportunity.

Technical questions about the changes discussed in this guidance should be directed to the Department’s Product Regulation Division, at (614) 644-2644. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-686-1526.


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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John Kasich, Governor | Mary Taylor, Lt. Governor / Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578