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Dependent Child Turns 26

So, your dependent child is 26 and no longer eligible as a dependent under the Health Fund; does this mean that he or she will be completely without coverage? Perhaps not, your dependent may be eligible for COBRAThe acronym for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 which allows for the purchase of coverage after loss of eligibility due to certain qualifying events. Continuation Coverage.

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Health Benefits

Benefit Plan Checklist
  • The Administrative Office will automatically mail a notice of COBRA eligibility upon your covered dependent child's 26th birthday.
  • COBRA Continuation Coverage can continue for up to thirty-six months provided timely elections and payments are made.