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How under-26 workers choose health insurance — their own, or their parents’
Washington Post

Young adults who need health insurance have more options than before under the health-care overhaul, which generally allows them to stay on their parents’ plans until they reach age 26. But the provision gives employers new options, too: They can encourage their young employees to join Mom and Dad’s plan rather than sign up for the company policy.

Although experts say the practice is uncommon, some think more employers may consider this approach in the future.