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Rules let youths stay on parents' insurance

New York Times, May 11, 2010

The White House has issued rules allowing young adults to remain covered by their parents' health insurance policies up to age 26. Under the rules, an employer-sponsored health plan or a company selling individual insurance policies must offer coverage to subscribers' children up to the age of 26, regardless of whether a child lives with his or her parents, attends college, is a dependent for income-tax purposes, or receives financial support from the parents. Coverage is to be available to married and unmarried children alike.