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Dependent Eligibility

Effective July 1, 2012, adult children up to age 26 are eligible for enrollment on their parent’s health insurance through WSHG, regardless of another offer of insurance. Per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) guidelines, WSHG is not required to provide health insurance coverage to dependents of dependents.

Required Dependent Verification Eligibility Document

In accordance with the ACA, adult children who are enrolled on their parent’s health insurance through WSHG, are covered through the end of the month in which they turn age 26.  The effective date of this change is shown below per each health plan carrier.

Blue Cross Blue Shield – July 1, 2015
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care – January 1, 2015
Fallon Health – July 1, 2015
Tufts Health Plan – January 1, 2015

Comparison Charts & Rates