As group health plans brace for open enrollment periods under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, one of the key issues they face is the Act’s new coverage requirements for adult children. Previously, a child became ineligible for family coverage under a group health plan for federal tax purposes once the child reached age 19, or in the case of a child who was a full-time student, age 24. The Act raised the maximum age for adult children to age 26 and eliminated the requirement that the child be a full-time student. These FAQs include questions posed by plan sponsors concerning the new requirement, as well as model language to use to notify dependents of their coverage options. Plan sponsors should study the new requirement, as it is likely to be a hot button issue for many employees.