Changes to Age Dependents for Parent’s Medical or Dental Policy Coming in January
(November 19, 2015) Changes are coming to healthcare plans for Ohioans as the recently passed House Bill 201, which lowers the age dependents can stay on a parent’s health care plan, take effect upon renewal of plans, which for most will be January 1, 2016. These changes occur to plans that meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules. The current dependent maximum age is 28. The new age limit will be 26. This means those dependents age 26 or older cannot stay covered on a parent’s policy. Due to the passage of HB 201, the law will take effect on ACA plans that renew on or after January 1, 2016. For further assistance or questions with healthcare policies, please contact OGA’s endorsed partner, Accelerated Benefits or call (800) 600-4910.
OGA Signs onto ACA Full-Time Definition Coalition Letter to Congressional Leaders
(January 8, 2014) OGA joined industry leaders from across the nation in joining the More Time for Full Time Coalition in sending letters to leaders in both the House and Senate to support legislation that would raise the threshold of a full-time employee as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the current definition of 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week. This critical piece of legislation is set for a House vote TODAY and we are hopeful supporters in the Senate will move quickly on a companion piece of legislation. Please take action and make your voice heard by contacting your respective member of Congress.