(215 ILCS 165/15.3) (from Ch. 32, par. 609.3)
    Sec. 15.3. (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.)