Mocksville, NC asked in Child Custody and Health Care Law for North Carolina

Q: Can I add a 19 year old onto my health insurance at work if I am not a parent, but have full legal custody of her?

She has lived with us since she was 4 months old and we have had custody of her since about 2 years old. We are the only parents that she has really. I am told that in NC she is considered a legal ward and at the age of 18 I can no longer carry her on my insurance. Is this true?

1 Lawyer Answer
Angela L. Haas
Angela L. Haas
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You cannot carry her on your insurance unless she is your legal dependent. If you haven't been claiming her on your taxes as your dependent, I don't believe you can cover her. Check with your insurance agent to be sure.

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