Friday, September 25, 2009

NY State Extends Cobra to 36 Months & Dependent eligibility to age 29

The State of New York recently enacted two laws that will dramatically impact insured employee benefit plans, and the group health insurance industry as a whole, in the Empire State. The first law effectively extends the maximum length of federal COBRA and state-mandated continuation coverage to three years, while the second law allows certain children to continue coverage under their parents’ employer-based group health plans through age 29. Full text

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