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The DC Code: § 31-2996.02 Dependent child coverage.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)
a
A group health plan or an individual health plan, and a health insurer offering health insurance coverage that provides coverage for dependent children, that delivers, issues for delivery, amends, or renews a health insurance policy in the District of Columbia shall make health insurance coverage available and, if requested by the policyholder, extend coverage to any dependent child of a policyholder until the dependent child is no longer a dependent child.
b
The health insurance coverage shall provide:
1
The same health insurance coverage benefits to a dependent child that are available to any other covered dependent; and
2
Health insurance coverage benefits to a dependent child at the same rate or premium applicable to any other covered dependent.
c
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require:
1
Coverage for services provided to a dependent before October 26, 2010; or
2
That an employer or other group policyholder pay all or part of the cost of coverage for a dependent as provided pursuant to this section.

Historical and Statutory

Temporary Addition of Section Section 3 of D.C. Law 18-203 added a section to read as follows: "Sec. 3. Dependent child coverage. "(a) A group health plan or an individual health plan, and a health insurer offering health insurance coverage that provides coverage for dependent children, that delivers, issues for delivery, amends, or renews a health insurance policy in the District of Columbia shall make health insurance coverage available and, if requested by the policyholder, extend health insurance coverage to any dependent child of a policyholder until the dependent child is no longer a dependent child. "(b) The health insurance coverage shall provide: "(1) The same health insurance coverage benefits to a dependent child that are available to any other covered dependent; and "(2) Health insurance coverage benefits to a dependent child at the same rate or premium applicable to any other covered dependent. "(c) Nothing in this act shall be construed to require: "(1) Coverage for services provided to a dependent before the effective date of this act; or "(2) That an employer or other group policyholder pay all or part of the cost of coverage for a dependent as provided pursuant to this section." Section 6(b) of D.C. Law 18-203 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Health Insurance for Dependents Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-384, April 29, 2010, 57 DCR 3835). Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-252, see notes under § 31-2996.01. DC CODE § 31-2996.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 26, 2010, D.C. Law 18-252, § 3, 57 DCR 8064.)