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Employers urged to act now to expand health plans

New York Times, May 28, 2010

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said that employers should immediately offer or continue health insurance coverage for workers' children up to the age of 26, at little or no additional cost. Employers will have to offer such coverage under the new healthcare law, and Sebelius said they should act sooner, without waiting for the requirement to take effect. At the request of the Obama administration, more than 65 insurers have already agreed to allow young adults to stay on their parents' policies before the insurers are required to do so, under the new law, later this year or early next year, the New York Times reports.