New Health Insurance Rules come into play on Sept 23

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Parija Kavilanz, senior writer, On Wednesday September 22, 2010, 11:06 am

September 23 marks the six-month anniversary of health reform. It’s also the date when several key insurance changes come into effect.

Here’s what you need to know about how your insurance is affected.

If you get insurance through your boss: Many people who are insured through work won’t notice immediate changes to their health plans until their health plans renew, which is tied to companies’ open enrollment periods. Health plans offered through large employers usually get renewed on Jan. 1.

But the mandates could kick in sooner for health plans sold to new entities or individuals after Sept. 23.

Here are some key changes coming into effect:

Coverage expansion for adult dependents until age 26. Employers will have to provide coverage for dependents of workers who don’t have access to other employer-based health care coverage ’till age 26. Some states already mandate this coverage until age 28 or 29.  continued

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