On June 10, 2009 Governor Rendell signed Act 4 which amends the Insurance Company Law. Now insurers who provide coverage to children of employees must offer, at the policyholder’s option and at the insured’s expense, coverage for children up through and including the age of 29, provided that the child meets all of the following requirements:
1. Is not married.
2. Has no dependents.
3. Is a resident of Pennsylvania or is enrolled as a full time student at an institution of higher education.
4. Is not provided coverage under any other group or individual health insurance policy or entitled to benefits under any government health care benefits program, including under the Social Security Act.
This Act applies to new contracts and contract renewals occurring after December 7, 2009.