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WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group aim to beat deadline on coverage for young adults
Modern Healthcare

WellPoint and UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s two largest health insurers, said they will begin allowing the uninsured up to age 26 to join their parents’ health plan ahead of the Sept. 23 deadline to comply with a provision of new federal health reform law.

WellPoint will begin extending coverage to young people on June 1. Many young adults lose their health benefits over the summer because they no longer qualify for student coverage.