Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Insuring Adult Children Longer

Under President Obama’s new health care plan, health insurance companies will be required to insure adult children for a longer time period come September of this year.  Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has implemented that practice ahead of the deadline, according to “Blue Cross Blue Shield Does the Right Thing” on Fav Stocks. This information comes from White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer.  With May and June being the top months for college graduation, many parents and young adults are thrilled with this health insurance development.  Young adults were traditionally kicked off of their parents health insurance plans upon graduation or age 23 if they were still in college.

The age has been increased as well as the college stipulation modified with President Obama’s new plan.  Since many recent college graduates and young adults get starting jobs that don’t include health insurance, staying on their parents’ insurance a bit longer keeps them from going without coverage.  Secretary Sebelius sent letters to major health insurers asking them to implement this policy before the deadline and the White House is pleased with the response.  They are proud of how many insurance companies have chosen to “do the right thing” for eligible customers.  Kaiser Permanente, United Health, Wellpoint, and Humana are some of the others who have implemented the changes ahead of September’s deadline.

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