Most companies surveyed recently by consulting firm Hewitt Associates say they will hold off on extending coverage to their workers’ eligible adult children up to age 26 until 2011, when they must comply with a provision in the new health care reform law.

However, some companies are moving forward with the requirement early. Hewitt’s survey of more than 500 large U.S. employers, representing 6.9 million covered employees, shows approximately 950,000 workers will be able to obtain health coverage for these dependents earlier than Jan. 1, 2011.

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