Glossary

Dependent Coverage

Insurance coverage for family members of the policyholder, such as spouses, children, or partners. Full-time student status, marital status, and financial dependent status requirements have been abolished for dependents. If a plan offers coverage to children, it must offer coverage to children to age 26 (Note: a Grandfathered plan can, until 2014, exclude eligibility where the child can get other coverage, for example, through the child’s employer. In 2014, all health plans must allow children to age 26 to enroll even when they have employer sponsored coverage.).