Health Care Reform

Frequently Asked Questions

Children with pre-existing conditions

1. When does the provision regarding the removal of waiting periods for children under 19 with pre-existing conditions take effect?

2. What does this provision mean?

1. When does the provision regarding the removal of waiting periods for children under 19 with pre-existing conditions take effect?
This provision is effective for plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010.

2. What does this provision mean?
We will not know exactly how the new law will affect our customers and members until the federal government issues regulations that interpret and implement the law. Regulations have not yet been issued.