Q. Did the Affordable Care Act make it mandatory for a federal employee to cover his or her children under the age of 26 on their Federal Employees Health Benefits coverage? In other words, if a child under the age of 26 has his or her own health care, and the parent is enrolled in a self-only plan, is the parent forced under the ACA to change to a self-and-family plan?
A. No. If you are enrolled in an FEHB self-only option, you don’t have to change to self and family.