Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 376
Life, Health and Accident Insurance
Section 376.820

August 28, 2014

Insurers may not deny coverage of child because of marital status of parents, residence or income tax dependency claim.

376.820. No individual or group insurance policy providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis, no individual or group service or indemnity contract issued by a not-for-profit health services corporation, no health maintenance organization nor any self-insured group health benefit plan of any type or description shall be offered, issued or renewed in this state on or after July 1, 1994, by an insurer, including a group health plan, as defined in section 607(1) of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, that denies enrollment of a child under the health coverage of the child's parent on the grounds that:

(1) The child was born out of wedlock; or

(2) The child is not claimed as a dependent on the parent's federal income tax return; or

(3) The child does not reside with the parent or in the insurer's service area.

(L. 1994 H.B. 1491 & 1134 merged with S.B. 508)

Effective 7-1-94

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