Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Individual Plans – Open Enrollment for Young Adult Dependent Coverage
For existing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois individual plan members who were members prior to June 1, 2009, the open enrollment window to enroll dependents under age 26 (and eligible military veterans under age 30) will take place from January 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010. Please note that beginning in November 2008, BCBSIL stopped removing dependents from coverage who would have otherwise aged out.
This pertains to the new law in Illinois that allows young persons under age 26 to join their parents have health insurance policy as a dependent as long as they are not married until their 26th birthday. This also applies to young persons under the age of 30 whose mom or dad served in the military as long as the young person lives in Illinois and is unmarried.
To obtain Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois individual plans and quotes, visit the BCBSIL website.