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What are grandfathered plans?

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"Grandfathered" plans don’t have to extend enrollment to adult children. They are plans that existed before March 23, 2010 -- the day the health reform bill became law -- and that have not changed a lot since then.

From: Health Plans for Young Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

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