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2006 House Bill 5816: Revise college student health insurance provision

Public Act 538 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Phil Pavlov R- on March 2, 2006
To require a Blue Cross Blue Shield health policy that covers dependent children who are full-time or part-time students be continued in the event the covered student takes a leave of absence from school due to illness or injury. Coverage would continue for 12 months from the last day of attendance in school or until the dependent reaches the age at which coverage would otherwise terminate, whichever is shorter. BCBS would be prohibited from raising the premium during the period.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on March 2, 2006
Reported in the House on June 15, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Pavlov R- on June 28, 2006
To clarify that BCBS would be prohibited from raising the premium during the period.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 28, 2006
Received in the Senate on July 26, 2006
Referred to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee on July 26, 2006
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2006
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To require a Blue Cross Blue Shield health policy that covers dependent children who are full-time or part-time students be continued in the event the covered student takes a leave of absence from school due to illness or injury. Coverage would continue for 12 months from the last day of attendance in school or until the dependent reaches the age at which coverage would otherwise terminate, whichever is shorter. BCBS would be prohibited from raising the premium during the period.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 28, 2006

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