Maine Revised Statutes

§2833-B. Mandatory offer to extend coverage for dependent children up to 25 years of age

1. Dependent child; definition.  As used in this section, "dependent child" means the child of a person covered under a group health insurance policy when that child:
A. Is unmarried; [2007, c. 115, §2 (NEW); 2007, c. 115, §5 (AFF).]
B. Has no dependent of the child's own; and [2007, c. 514, §6 (AMD).]
C. Is a resident of this State or is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited public or private institution of higher education. [2007, c. 514, §7 (AMD).]
D. [2007, c. 514, §8 (RP).]
[ 2007, c. 514, §§6-8 (AMD) .]
2. Offer of coverage.  Notwithstanding section 2822, a group health insurance policy that offers coverage for a dependent child must offer such coverage, at the option of the policyholder, until the dependent child is 25 years of age. An insurer may require, as a condition of eligibility for coverage in accordance with this section, that a person seeking coverage for a dependent child provide written documentation on an annual basis that the dependent child meets the requirements in subsection 1.
[ 2007, c. 514, §9 (AMD) .]
3. Notice.  
[ 2007, c. 514, §10 (NEW); MRSA T. 24-A, §2833-B, sub-§3 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 115, §2 (NEW). 2007, c. 115, §5 (AFF). 2007, c. 514, §§6-10 (AMD).

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