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NY insurer agrees to reinstate offspring coverage

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York insurer has agreed to reinstate health coverage for up to 8,300 young adults who were dropped from their parents' policies before they turned 30.

Under an agreement with the state attorney general, EmblemHealth also says it will pay approximately 175 claims for about $90,000 for unreimbursed medical treatment.

While federal law authorizes keeping children on their parents' health insurance until they turn 26, New York requires insurers to offer that continuing coverage until age 30.

The agreement signed this week also requires EmblemHealth to pay the attorney general $100,000 as a civil penalty.

The company didn't intially reply to requests for comment Wednesday.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the company covers 3.4 million New Yorkers through Group Health Incorporated and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York.

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