Federal Health Care Reform Information
Adding Children up to Age 26 to Medical Coverage
Insurance companies are required to offer medical coverage to eligible dependents up to age 26 for plan years starting Sept. 23, 2010 and later. The combination of the state and federal law means that you may add dependents up to age 26 effective Sept. 1, 2011.
Change in Flexible Spending Accounts
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, all over-the-counter medication (OTC), except insulin, requires a prescription to be eligible as a medical flexible spending account-reimbursed item. This means OTC items such as allergy medications and aspirin now must be accompanied by a prescription to be eligible for reimbursement.
Read more about Health Care Reform and Your UT Benefits in the June 2010 edition of A Matter of Health, the UT System Office of Employee Benefits monthly newsletter.