17:48E-20. Coverage for newborn child
a. Family type individual contracts shall provide that the coverage applicable for children shall be payable with respect to a newly-born child of the subscriber, or his or her spouse, from the moment of birth. Coverage for newly-born children shall consist of coverage of injury or sickness, including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and abnormalities. If a subscription payment is required to provide coverage for a child, the contract may require that notification of birth of a newly-born child and the required payment must be furnished to the health service corporation within 31 days after the date of birth in order to have the coverage continue beyond such 31-day period.
b. Nonfamily type individual contracts which provide for coverage to the subscriber but not to family members or dependents of that subscriber shall also provide coverage to newly-born children of the subscriber, which shall commence with the moment of birth of each child and shall consist of coverage of injury or sickness including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital abnormalities, if application therefor and payment of the required subscription amount are made to include in the contract the coverage described in subsection a. of this section within 31 days from the date of birth of a newborn child.
L. 1985, c. 236, s. 20, eff. July 15, 1985.
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