TCC FEHB for dependents


Q. Per the new Health Reform Act, the FEHB has been extended for FEHB dependents till 26 years old; would the temporary continuation of coverage (TCC) be available for these dependents aged 26 for three years, as currently designed for dependents 22 years old? My son was under the TCC from 22 to 25. Currently, he is 25 and under an individual health insurance policy. He turns 26 years old on Nov 29, 2010; unfortunately, before this new reform law becomes effective. Would he be eligible for another three-year TCC term since he is still a full-time student, at medical school?

A. To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing in the new law that would allow that to happen.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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