Section 53: Dependent Coverage Expansion

Any subscription certificate under a group nonprofit hospital service agreement, except certificates which provide stand-alone dental services, supplemental coverage to Medicare or other governmental programs, that is delivered, issued or renewed in the commonwealth, shall provide, as benefits to all group members having a principal place of employment within the commonwealth, coverage to persons under 26 years of age or for 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which such persons last qualified as dependents under 26 U.S.C. 106, whichever occurs first.

Summary: 
Requires family policies to extend coverage to children up to 26 years of age or for 2 years after "loss of dependent status," whichever occurs first.