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Adult Child Coverage?

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Question: I thought my daughter could stay under Covered California plan until she is 26 years old? I was told that she had to be a dependent on my taxes. Is this correct?

Answer: If you are eligible premium assistance (a subsidy) for your family and wish to include your daughter as part of your household, she must be a dependent on your income tax return. If you are not eligible for premium assistance, your adult child can be financially independent and pay their own taxes and still be included on your family coverage to age 26.

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