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Add Dependents to SHOP

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Question: Can dependents be added to SHOP plans?

Answer: Most employer-sponsored health plans offered through the Covered California SHOP include spouse and dependent coverage, but the employer has the option to offer employee-only coverage. Dependents can be added at the plan's open enrollment period each year. A newborn can be added within 60 days of birth.

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