Dependent Children Age Limits

Effective July 1, 2011, the University health, dental, vision and dependent life insurance plans will include coverage for children up to age 26. Coverage of eligible adult children may continue until the end of the month in which the adult child turns age 26. An employee's children include only sons, daughters, stepchildren and adopted children. The rules that apply to coverage for adult children depend on the plan in which you are enrolled, as well as other factors, including available coverage your child may have through his or her employer. For a complete description of the rules and processes, please refer to the Administration of Dependent Coverage to Age 26 Policy and the Adult Dependent Coordination of Benefits Form, posted on the Statewide Benefits website.