NYS Young Adult Coverage
Welfare participants should have recently received a notification from CIGNA regarding a change in New York law that gives dependent children the right to continue medical coverage, up to age 30, after they reach the maximum child age in their parent’s policy. For our Welfare Fund, this law goes into effect on January 1, 2010.
In addition to being less than age 30, to qualify for coverage your child will have to be unmarried, and you would have to be a current participant in the Welfare Plan. Your child would not need to live with you, or be financially dependent on you.
The NYS Young Adult Coverage premium expense is not subsidized by the Welfare Plan. Premiums for this coverage are paid in full by the participant. The premium rates effective January 1, 2010 will be $351.39/month for Tier I, $449.16/month for Tier II, and $681.85/month for Tier III coverage.
If you have any questions regarding eligibility or cost for NYS Young Adult Coverage, please call Gloria Shea at (212)247-5225, ext. 104.