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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Human Resource Management
Department of Human Resource Management
Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20]
This action removes the requirement that a covered child be claimed as a dependent on an employee’s federal income tax return
General Information
Action Summary Currently the regulations stipulate that dependent children covered by these plans must be eligible to be claimed by the employee as a dependent on his federal income tax return. The amended regulations would remove this stipulation, allowing all unmarried natural and legally adopted children to remain as covered dependents until the end of the year in which they turn age 23. Unmarried stepchildren as well as “other covered children” defined in the regulations will continue to be considered eligible dependents, so long as they live in the home with the employee (or away at school) and meet the age criterion.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Freddie Oliver  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2852    FAX: (804)371-2505    TDD: ()-

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