(215 ILCS 165/15.3)
(from Ch. 32, par. 609.3)
(1) No service plan contract of a health service plan
corporation which in addition to covering the subscriber, also covers
members of the subscriber's immediate family, shall contain any disclaimer,
waiver, or other limitation of coverage relative to the health service
benefits for or insurability of newborn infants of the subscriber from and
after the moment of birth.
(2) Each such contract shall contain a provision stating that the health
service benefits applicable for children shall be granted immediately with
respect to a newly born child from the moment of birth. The coverage for
newly born children shall include coverage of illness, injury, congenital
defects, birth abnormalities and premature birth.
(3) If payment of a specific subscription fee is required to provide
coverage for a child, the contract may require that notification of birth of
a newly born child must be furnished to the corporation within 31 days after
the date of birth in order to have the coverage continue beyond such 31 day
period and may require payment of the appropriate fee.
(4) The requirements of this Section shall apply to all contracts delivered,
issued for delivery, renewed, or amended on or after the sixtieth day
following the effective date of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 79-74.)