RCUH Eligibility of Children in RCUH Medical Plans


RCUH Policy 3.520 Health Plans states that dependent children may remain eligible and covered on their parent’s medical plans until the age of 25 provided they are unmarried and are full-time students.  These eligibility requirements will remain unchanged for the RCUH July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 plan year.

The new health care reform law or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will bring changes to the RCUH medical plans and policy.  Effective September 23, 2010, the PPAPC requires health care coverage to children up to age 26 (regardless of dependency, student or marital status).  The PPAPC requires any employer whose medical plan year begins after September 23, 2010 to amend its children eligibility requirements to conform with the new law’s requirements.  However because this part of the PPACA goes into effect after the RCUH Open Enrollment for its July 1, 2010 plan year, the RCUH will not include this change in children coverage until our July 1, 2011 plan year. 

Please contact Kristen Stevens at (808) 956-6979 or [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.