Texas Insurance Code - Section 1551.004. Definition Of Dependent
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§ 1551.004. DEFINITION OF DEPENDENT. (a) In this
chapter, "dependent" with respect to an individual eligible to
participate in the group benefits program under Section 1551.101 or
1551.102 means the individual's:
(2) unmarried child younger than 25 years of age;
(3) child of any age who the board of trustees
determines lives with or has the child's care provided by the
individual on a regular basis if:
(A) the child is mentally retarded or physically
incapacitated to the extent that the child is dependent on the
individual for care or support, as determined by the board of
(B) the child's coverage under this chapter has
not lapsed; and
(C) the child is at least 25 years old and was
enrolled as a participant in the health benefits coverage under the
group benefits program on the date of the child's 25th birthday;
(4) child of any age who is unmarried, for purposes of
health benefit coverage under this chapter, on expiration of the
child's continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (Pub. L. No. 99-272) and its
(b) In this section, "child" includes an adopted child and a
stepchild, foster child, or other child who is in a parent-child
relationship with an individual who is eligible to participate in
the group benefits program under Section 1551.101 or 1551.102.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, § 3, eff. June 1, 2003.
Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, § 10A.401(a), eff.
Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007