Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Health Insurance for Children - Open Enrollment

The Associated Press is reporting that Washington has agreed to let health insurance companies utilize an open enrollment period for children applying for health insurance under Obamacare.

Insurers were concerned the new health care law would allow parents to sign their kids up in emergency rooms while the child is in the middle of a health crisis.

The administration now says insurers can limit the sign-up to an "open enrollment" period, for example, December 1 to December 31 for plans that start January 1.

No word on how this may impact children's health insurance rates (which were expected to rise two-fold at a minimum) or if any carriers will modify their position in rejecting "child only" health insurance applications.

Details to follow . . .

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