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Text of To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that family coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program ...

...Health Benefits Program remains available with respect to an otherwise eligible child of a Federal employee or annuitant until that chi

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5179

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 29, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that family coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program remains available with respect to an otherwise eligible child of a Federal employee or annuitant until that child attains 26 years of age, and for other purposes.

1.

Extension of dependent coverage under FEHBP

(a)

Provisions relating to age

Chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in section 8901(5)—

(A)

in the matter before subparagraph (A), by striking 22 years of age and inserting 26 years of age; and

(B)

in the matter after subparagraph (B), by striking age 22 and inserting age 26; and

(2)

in section 8905(c)(2)(B)—

(A)

in clause (i), by striking 22 years of age and inserting 26 years of age; and

(B)

in clause (ii), by striking age 22 and inserting age 26.

(b)

Provisions relating to marital status

Chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, is further amended—

(1)

in section 8901(5) and subsections (b)(2)(A), (c)(2)(B), (e)(1)(B), and (e)(2)(A) of section 8905a, by striking an unmarried dependent each place it appears and inserting a dependent; and

(2)

in section 8905(c)(2)(B), by striking unmarried dependent and inserting dependent.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall become effective on the date of the enactment of this Act.