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Legislation Introduced to Fix Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’

“[The Empowering Parents’ Healthcare Choices Act (HR 4636)] would do away with ‘the birthday rule’ and a ‘coordination of benefits policy’ that trips up first-time parents up when it’s time to sign up a new baby for insurance…. For Charlie Kjelshus, the birthday rule meant her dad’s plan — with a $12,000 deductible, a high coinsurance obligation and a network focused in a different state — was deemed her primary coverage. Her mom’s more generous plan was secondary. Confusion over the two plans caused a tangle of red tape for the family that took almost two years and national media attention to resolve.”  < a href=”https://benefitslink.com/m/url.cgi?n=97935&p=1627490143” style=”color: rgb(0, 73, 122); font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6; text-decoration: none;” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>MORE >>

Kaiser Health News

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