As a result of the healthcare reform law, people will soon be able to cover their adult children under their family health insurance policies.
In an era of blended families, it is of serious concern that the same benefits are extended to stepchildren. Fortunately, that is the case. The stepchild of any half of a married couple will indeed be eligible for coverage under their stepparent’s plan until the age of 27. (The same is true for adopted children.)
Under healthcare reform, the same limitations for biological children apply to stepkids. Namely, that they can’t partake in it if they are offered acceptable health coverage by their employer.