If I’m 21 and living at home with my parents, is it illegal for them to take me off their health insurance before I am 26?

Asked on September 22, 2012 under Family Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is perfectly legal. While the law *allows* parents to maintain their adult children on their health insurance until age 26 in many circumstances, it does not require it. Once you are an adult, your parents are not obligated to pay or provide for you anymore.

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