Recently we have had a handful of national carriers all agree to carry existing dependents through age 26. If the dependent is eligible for the plan you will have to wait until open enrollment. Remember to look at possible individual coverage as it may be significantly cheaper.

To clarify, we will automatically extend coverage for currently enrolled dependents through age 26 as a standard benefit for all existing ASO and fully insured business as of June 1, 2010. This extension of coverage only applies to currently enrolled dependents. Groups may not add new dependents who have previously aged off or who are already beyond the current eligibility age in place for the group

When groups renew or are effective on or after October, their dependent eligibility will automatically change to age 26. This will allow them to enroll dependents up to age 26 during open enrollment.