HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2156        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1015

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing pregnancy as a qualifying event.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/17/2019

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

1/24/2019

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/17/2019

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

1/17/2019

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

1/30/2019

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

1/31/2019

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

1/28/2019

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

1/28/2019

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

1/30/2019

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

1/31/2019

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

2/1/2019

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

2/1/2019

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

2/1/2019

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

2/1/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2156        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1015

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1015) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish pregnancy as a qualifying event for eligibility for special enrollment in certain health plans in the state health insurance exchange.  Financial Services.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act establishing pregnancy as a qualifying event.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in addition to any qualifying event under federal law, rule or regulation that makes one eligible for a special enrollment period for enrollment in a qualified health plan in the state health insurance exchange established pursuant to the federal patient protection and affordable care act, the state health insurance exchange shall allow for the enrollment of a pregnant individual within 30 days following the commencement of the pregnancy; provided however, that the pregnancy is certified by a licensed health care provider, as defined in chapter 112 of the general laws. Upon such enrollment, any qualified health plan in the state health insurance exchange shall ensure that coverage is effective on the first day of the month in which said certification is received.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2020.