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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Health Insurance and Your Children

Extending Health Insurance for Children in New York On June 29, 2009, Governor Paterson signed legislation which allows children to remain or obtain coverage under their parents’ health insurance through age 29. Eligibility for health insurance benefits under New York’s “Age 29” law requires that the child be unmarried, not insured or eligible for health insurance through his/her own employer, and that he/she live or work in New York, (or within the health insurance company’s area of service). On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”). The Affordable Care Act, together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 signed into law on March 30, 2010, allow children to remain on their parents’ medical insurance plan until age 26. The Affordable Care Act applies to all young adults, regardless of where they live, the nature of their financial circumstances,

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