Tuesday, April 20, 2010

UHC begins covering college graduates up to age 26

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announced Monday that it intends to allow current graduating college seniors to remain on their parents’ health insurance plan. UHC predicts this proactive step will allow nearly 150,000 graduating students continued coverage under their parents’ employer-sponsored plan.

The announcement is in response to a provision in the recently passed health reform legislation, which requires insurers to cover dependent children through age 26, regardless of student status. By law this provision does not go into effect until September 23, which would leave many graduating students temporarily without coverage.

For more information, please review the UHC Client Update or contact your Senn Dunn representative.

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