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Chapter 376

< > Effective - 01 Jul 1994, see footnote    bottom

  376.820.  Insurers may not deny coverage of child because of marital status of parents, residence or income tax dependency claim. — No individual or group insurance policy providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis, no individual or group service or indemnity contract issued by a not-for-profit health services corporation, no health maintenance organization nor any self-insured group health benefit plan of any type or description shall be offered, issued or renewed in this state on or after July 1, 1994, by an insurer, including a group health plan, as defined in section 607(1) of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, that denies enrollment of a child under the health coverage of the child's parent on the grounds that:

  (1)  The child was born out of wedlock; or

  (2)  The child is not claimed as a dependent on the parent's federal income tax return; or

  (3)  The child does not reside with the parent or in the insurer's service area.


(L. 1994 H.B. 1491 & 1134 merged with S.B. 508)

Effective 7-01-94

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