SB 879
Allows enrollment in a health benefit plan by a pregnant person under certain circumstances
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Last Action:
2/27/2018 - Voted Do Pass S Insurance and Banking Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018

Current Bill Summary

SB 879 - This act provides that any health benefit plan delivered, issued for delivery, continued, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019, in which a person may only enroll during an initial, open, or special enrollment period shall permit enrollment of a pregnant person at any time after the commencement of her pregnancy.

The health benefit plan may require that the pregnancy be certified by a health care practitioner who is 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 the pregnancy was certified, or if no certification is required, as of the first day of the month the self-attestation of the pregnancy was made by the pregnant person.

This act is substantially similar to SB 274 (2017) and SB 1142 (2016).