1751.61 Coverage for newly born child.

(A) Each individual or group evidence of coverage that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed by a health insuring corporation in this state, and that makes coverage available for family members of a subscriber, also shall provide that coverage applicable to children is payable from the moment of birth with respect to a newly born child of the subscriber or subscriber's spouse.

(B) Coverage for a newly born child is effective for a period of thirty-one days from the date of birth.

(C) To continue coverage for a newly born child beyond the thirty-one day period described in division (B) of this section, the subscriber shall notify the health insuring corporation within that period.

(D) If payment of a specific premium rate is required to provide coverage under this section for an additional child, the evidence of coverage may require the subscriber to make this payment to the health insuring corporation within the thirty-one day period described in division (B) of this section in order to continue the coverage beyond that period.

Cite as R.C. § 1751.61

History. Effective Date: 06-30-1997