Dependent Coverage Rules Quiet on Tax Treatment, Attorney Says

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New proposed and interim final rules (REG-114494-10, T.D. 9482) that implement federal requirements for health insurance policies offering dependent coverage do not answer questions about tax treatment, an attorney tells BNA. The departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor release the rules, detailing how health insurers that offer dependent coverage must implement a new requirement in recently enacted health care overhaul legislation (Pub. L. No. 111–148) that will allow young adults to stay on a parent's insurance policy until reaching age 26.

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