New Health Insurance Changes Take Effect

Published on Talk Left, by Jeralyn, September 23, 2010.

The first wave of health insurance changes take effect today. Which ones?

  • No denial of children based on pre-existing conditions
  • No more lifetime benefit limits
  • No canceling policies of very sick and benefit-needy peoplefor technical errors on their application
  • Coverage of kids up to age 26 on their parent policies
  • No co-pays on some preventive procedures, including colonoscopies, mammograms and immunizations
  • Allowing those on new plans to keep their own doctors and to appeal reimbursement decisions to a third party.

One area of immediate concern: In many states, insurance companies will stop offering child-only policies immeidately … (full text).

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