SB 1142 Allows enrollment in a health benefit plan by a pregnant person under certain circumstances
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 6663S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 3/3/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page: S509
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1142 - This act requires that any health benefit plan delivered, issued for delivery, continued, or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, and in which a person may only enroll in such plan during such initial, open, or special enrollment period shall permit enrollment of a pregnant person at any time after the commencement of her pregnancy, if such person would be otherwise eligible to enroll. Such health benefit plan may require that such pregnancy be certified by a health care practitioner licensed in the state and acting within the scope of his or her practice. Coverage shall be effective as of the first day of the month such pregnancy was certified, or if no certification is required, as of the first day of the month self-attestation of the pregnancy was made by the pregnant person.