The ISMA is offering a special enrollment opportunity for subscribers in its group health insurance program with Anthem to add 24- to 26-year old children, effective July 1, 2010. This represents an early implementation of one provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Starting July 1, 2010, your children can be covered as dependents through the end of the calendar year in which they attain age 26, up from age 24. Children do not have to be claimed as dependents for federal tax purposes, do not have to be students, and are eligible for coverage if married, provided they are not eligible for employer health insurance.
To request the addition of one or more dependents, subscribers must complete parts of an Anthem Enrollment Application and submit it to the ISMA by July 25, 2010.
Find the form and instructions for completing it here.
After the application is reviewed by an Anthem underwriter, the ISMA will notify the subscriber of the impact on premiums, if any. If the subscriber accepts coverage, their dependent(s) will be added effective July 1, 2010.
Questions? Call the ISMA at (800) 257-4762 or (317) 261-2060 and ask for Jolene, Donna or Tom.