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S1166................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES INSURANCE - Amends existing law to provide that if an insurance policy provides benefits for pregnancy, childbirth or miscarriage, and an employee or dependent is pregnant at the time of discontinuance of the policy and not eligible for any replacement group coverage within sixty days of discontinuance, the policy must provide that the benefits will be payable to the same extent as if discontinuance had not occurred, but not beyond a period of twelve months following discontinuance. 02/15 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/16 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 02/26 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/27 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/05 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams, NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor -- Ipsen Title apvd - to House 03/06 House intro - 1st rdg - to Bus 03/14 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/19 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Tilman, Trail, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Crow, Harwood, Schaefer, Wheeler Floor Sponsor -- Henbest Title apvd - to Senate 03/20 To enrol 03/21 Rpt enrol - Pres signed Sp signed 03/22 To Governor 03/23 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 129 Effective: 07/01/01
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1166 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO MATERNITY BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 41-2214, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO- 3 VIDE THAT IF AN INSURANCE POLICY PROVIDES BENEFITS FOR PREGNANCY, CHILD- 4 BIRTH OR MISCARRIAGE AND AN EMPLOYEE OR DEPENDENT IS PREGNANT AT THE TIME 5 OF DISCONTINUANCE OF THE POLICY AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY REPLACEMENT 6 GROUP COVERAGE WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF DISCONTINUANCE, THE POLICY MUST PRO- 7 VIDE THAT THE BENEFITS WILL BE PAYABLE TO THE SAME EXTENT AS IF DISCON- 8 TINUANCE HAD NOT OCCURRED BUT NOT BEYOND A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOW- 9 ING DISCONTINUANCE AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION. 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 11 SECTION 1. That Section 41-2214, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 12 amended to read as follows: 13 41-2214. POLICY STANDARDS -- MATERNITY BENEFITS. If a policy provides any 14 benefits for pregnancy, childbirth or miscarriage and if an employee or 15 dependent covered for such benefit is pregnant at the time of discontinuance 16 and is not eligible for any replacement group coverage within sixty (60) days 17 of discontinuance, the policy must provide that benefits will be payable to 18 the same extent as if discontinuance had not occurred for any covered benefits 19 in connnectionconnection with such pregnancy, childbirth or miscarriage, but 20 not beyond a period of twelve (12) months following such discontinuance.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 11129 This legislation amends an existing section of the insurance code to reflect a prior administrative interpretation that has been the industry practice for nineteen years. FISCAL IMPACT None Contact: Idaho Association of Health Plans Lyn Darrington 333-7818 Steve Tobiason 342-4545 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 116