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OPM RIN: 3206-AN44 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Coverage of Children  
Abstract:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend the meaning of child for eligibility to become enrolled as family members in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB). Consistent with goals of the Affordable Care Act, OPM issued a regulation that expanded coverage under FEHB Program at 78 FR 64873 to include children up to age 26. This regulation furthered the goals of the Affordable Care Act, to expand healthcare coverage. This proposed rule clarifies that child means an unmarried dependent under age 26, which includes an adopted or natural child, foster child or stepchild that is under age 26. 

 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 890   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. ch 89   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julia Elam
Healthcare and Insurance
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-1560
Email: julia.elam@opm.gov