H.R.6908 - Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008

To require that limitations and restrictions on coverage under group health plans be timely disclosed to group health plan sponsors and timely communicated to participants and beneficiaries under such plans in a form that is easily understandable. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To require that limitations and restrictions on coverage under group health plans be timely disclosed to group health plan sponsors and timely communicated to participants and beneficiaries under such plans in a form that is easily understandable. as introduced.
  • Short: Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Health Insurance Restrictions and Limitations Clarification Act of 2008 as passed house.

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Official Summary

9/16/2008--Introduced.Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to exclude a group health plan from prohibitions against limitations or restrictions

Official Summary

9/16/2008--Introduced.
Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to exclude a group health plan from prohibitions against limitations or restrictions on the amount, level, extent, or nature of the benefits of coverage for similarly situated individuals enrolled in the plan so long as:
(1) such limitations and restrictions are explicit and clear;
(2) such limitations and restrictions have been disclosed to the plan sponsor in advance of the point of sale;
(3) the plan sponsor and the issuer of the health insurance coverage make a description of such limitations and restrictions in a form that is easily understandable available to participants and beneficiaries before enrollment; and
(4) the plan sponsor and the issuer of the coverage provide such description to the participants and beneficiaries upon their enrollment under the plan.


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