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Frequently Asked Questions Insurance

I am a Member of Congress or designated congressional staff. Do I need to purchase coverage for all of my eligible family members under my DC SHOP enrollment?

No. DC SHOP rules allow for you to select which of your eligible family members you would like to cover. Remember that only spouses, and children under age 26 (including legally adopted children, recognized natural children, stepchildren and foster children who meet certain requirements)  are eligible family members under FEHB rules. Note: If you have a court or administrative order to provide coverage for a child, you must include that child in your DC SHOP plan or be able to prove that you have purchased other coverage for him or her.

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