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2006 House Bill 5815: Revise college student health insurance provision

Public Act 537 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. Phil Pavlov (R) on March 2, 2006
To require that health care coverage for 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. Insurance companies 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 the requirement that the insurance company could not raise the premium price.
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 that health care coverage for 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. Insurance companies would be prohibited from raising the premium during the period.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 28, 2006

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