Memo on Health Insurance Coverage to Age 26

Date: June 2, 2010

To: All Benefits-Eligible UVM Faculty and Staff Members

From: Barbara L. Johnson, Associate Vice President, Human Resource Services

Re: Health Insurance Coverage for Adult Children to Age 26

The Health Care Reform Act signed into law in March, 2010, includes a provision that requires employers to allow adult children to be covered by their parent’s health insurance until they reach age 26. While we do not yet know all of the details of this new program, the initial guidance includes the following information:

While the definition of “dependents” has not yet been fully developed, we do know:

We will keep the UVM benefits-eligible community informed as we learn more about the provisions of the Health Care Reform Act and how they will affect the UVM plans. Please contact the HRS Information Center if you have questions or concerns.

Link to memo of July 13, 2010