§4100c. Adopted child coverage

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/08/107/04100c
Published: 2015

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4100c. Adopted child coverage

(a) As used in

this sectio:,


"Child" means, in connection with any adoption, or placement for

adoption of the child, an individual who has not attained age 18 as of the date

of the adoption or placement for adoption.


"Placement for adoption" means the assumption and retention by a

person of a legal obligation for total or partial support of a child in

anticipation of the adoption of the child. The child's placement with a person

terminates upon the termination of such legal obligations.

(b) In any case

in which a health plan provides coverage for dependent children of participants

or beneficiaries, the plan shall provide benefits to dependent children placed

with participants or beneficiaries for adoption under the same terms and

conditions as apply to the natural, dependent children of the participants and

beneficiaries, irrespective of whether the adoption has become final.

(c) A health

plan may not restrict coverage under the plan of any dependent child adopted by

a participant or beneficiary, or placed with a participant or beneficiary for

adoption, solely on the basis of a preexisting condition of the child at the

time that the child would otherwise become eligible for coverage under the

plan, if the adoption or placement for adoption occurs while the participant or

beneficiary is eligible for coverage under the plan. (Added 1993, No. 231 (Adj.

Sess.), § 2.)