OR-Insurance Market Reform and Consumer Protections

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Senate Bill 89 would:

  • Require health plans to cover preventive services without charging co-payments, co-insurance or deductibles.
  • Individual plans could no longer deny coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions, and insurers would be prohibited from imposing lifetime limits on benefits, and must cover children under the age of 26.
  • The definitions of “health benefit plan” and “emergency services” would also be modified to conform with the new federal law.
  • Changes to how health insurance coverage is rescinded, cancelled or not renewed would also be made.

The bill is awaiting a vote in the House.

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Date: Jun 2011