September 22, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 – substantial protections for your family’s health insurance coverage became the law of the land. Forget all the chatter out there – these are real improvements for our families.
Here are some significant new changes that may affect you*:
- Insurers must stop denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions – In the past, each year thousands of children who were either born with or developed a costly medical condition were denied coverage by insurers. No more.
- Expanded coverage for young adults – In most circumstances, young adults can now stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26. (We already won this in Connecticut for some of us; now it covers almost all Connecticut families.)
- No arbitrary rescinding (retroactive cancellation) of your coverage when you get sick – In the past, clerical error or other technicalities were sometimes used to rescind coverage when we got sick. After September 23rd, this is no longer possible, protecting us and our families from lengthy battles to restore coverage. Read more of this post