FEHBP Dependent Coverage Extension Act

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5200

To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend eligibility for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program with respect to certain adult dependents of Federal employees and annuitants, in conformance with amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2010

Mr. VAN HOLLEN (for himself, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Ms. NORTON, and Mrs. DAHLKEMPER) 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 extend eligibility for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program with respect to certain adult dependents of Federal employees and annuitants, in conformance with amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `FEHBP Dependent Coverage Extension Act’.

SEC. 2. 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 as if included in the enactment of section 1001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), except that the Director of the Office of Personnel Management may implement such amendments for such periods before the effective date otherwise provided in section 1004(a) of such Act as the Director may specify.

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