We have by now probably all heard about the new provision whereby children are allowed to remain on their parents policy for a longer period of time; however at Tri-Care (DOD) these folks were left out and here’s another fix that Congress might want to look at.
Of all the groups insured, I think Tri-Care would represent a good amount of families who would take a real interest here. Meanwhile, back at the ranch HHS is urging more to take advantage of the provisions with employers being slow to add. BD
Sebelius Urges Employers to Expand Health Plans While Many Companies Are Looking At Paying Fines Instead Of Offering Employee Benefits– Cheaper that Way
Thanks to the new healthcare reform law, Americans will have the choice of keeping their children on their insurance plans until age 26—unless the policyholder happens to be in the military, where adult child coverage stops at 21, or 23 if the child is at college. During the long debate over how to revise the healthcare system, some Republicans claimed that the Democrat-sponsored bill would threaten coverage for TRICARE, the medical insurance program for the armed forces. In response, the House voted 403-0 to leave TRICARE untouched. This meant that military families were left out of the new provision that also gives civilians the choice of putting dependants back on their policies.