When will children be able to stay on parents' health insurance and will dental be included?
April 20, 2010 3:44 PM Subscribe
Two questions related to the provision of the US healthcare bill related to dependents getting to stay on parents' plans until age 27.
posted by ishotjr to health & fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
1) Is there an actual ETA on when the provision of the bill that allows dependents to stay on parents' health plans until they turn 27 will go into effect? They said within 6 months of signing, but I haven't heard anything about when they think it will actually take place (need to know whether to budget the exorbitant cost of my crappy grad student health plan renewal due in a couple months or look for a gap policy that covers a shorter time span).
2) Will dental be included in this? My parents' plan is all one company that provides the dental and medical, same insurance card, all that, but I have a feeling if the insurance companies can legally worm out of covering dependents for dental, they will.
I have Googled on many occasions, hoping some new info would come up, but there's just so much static out there when you try to search for terms related to the new health legislation, and I was hoping someone out there might have some better information.