SB 0797 No Preexisting Conditions For Group Health Benefit Plans
LR Number:S2688.01I Fiscal Note:2688-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/12/96 - Hearing Conducted S Public Health & Welfare Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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SB 797 - This act prohibits group health benefits plans from using preexisting condition provisions after January 1, 1997 for: (1) individuals who applied for coverage when first eligible for such coverage; and (2) for individuals who were previously covered by a group health benefit plan, within 30 days prior to the individual's application for coverage with a 2nd group health benefit plan, until such time as the individual becomes covered under the 2nd group health benefit plan.

This act also prohibits group health benefit plans from imposing a waiting period applicable to a preexisting condition to particular services provided that the qualifying previous coverage was continuous to a date not more than 30 days prior to the effective date of the new coverage.