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N.J. to let twentysomethings tap parents' health plans

N.J. to let twentysomethings tap parents' health plans

N.J. to let twentysomethings tap parents' health plans
USATODAY
Published: Friday, March 17, 2006

On your 18th birthday, you can buy a pack of smokes. Make it to 21 and you can belly up to the bar. Retirement at 65 was standard until the age was raised for future retirees.

Life is full of milestones marked by age. Now, New Jersey is giving residents an extra decade to reach another significant one: when to acquire your own health insurance.

A new law effective in early May will require health insurers to allow twentysomethings to piggyback on their parents' plans, extending current coverage by more than 10 years.

Existing rules let children as old as 19


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