Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session



Chapter 578

S.P. 680 - L.D. 1773

An Act To Improve Dental Insurance Coverage for Maine Children

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 24 MRSA 2317-B, sub-12-F is enacted to read:

12-F. Title 24A, sections 2766 and 2847R. Enrollment of dependent children in dental coverage, Title 24A, sections 2766 and 2847R;

Sec. 2. 24-A MRSA 2766 is enacted to read:

2766. Enrollment of dependent children in dental coverage

1. Offer of dependent coverage; enrollment period. All individual dental insurance policies and contracts that offer dependent coverage must offer the opportunity to enroll a dependent child in the dental insurance coverage at appropriate rates during the following periods:
A. From birth to 30 days of age; and
B. Any open or annual enrollment period.

Sec. 3. 24-A MRSA 2847-R is enacted to read:

2847-R. Enrollment of dependent children in dental coverage

1. Offer of dependent coverage; enrollment period. All group dental insurance policies, contracts and certificates that offer dependent coverage must offer the opportunity to enroll a dependent child in the dental insurance coverage at appropriate rates during the following periods:
A. From birth to 30 days of age; and
B. Any open or annual enrollment period.

Sec. 4. Application. The requirements of this Act apply to all policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2011. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.

Effective July 12, 2010

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Augusta, ME 04333