ORS 659.835¹
Health insurance coverage for children of employees

Where a parent is required by a court or administrative order to provide health coverage that is available through an employer doing business in this state, the employer shall:

(1) Permit the parent to enroll under family coverage a child who is otherwise eligible for coverage without regard to any enrollment season restrictions.

(2) If the parent is enrolled but fails to make application to obtain coverage of the child, enroll the child under family coverage upon application by the child’s other parent, by the state agency administering the Medicaid program or the state agency administering 42 U.S.C. 651 to 669, the child support enforcement program.

(3) Not disenroll or eliminate coverage of a child unless the employer is provided satisfactory written evidence that:

(a) The court order is no longer in effect;

(b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage which will take effect no later than the effective date of disenrollment; or

(c) The employer has eliminated family health coverage for all of its employees.

(4) Withhold from the employee’s compensation the employee’s share, if any, of premiums for health coverage and pay this amount to the insurance provider. [Formerly 659.324]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 659—Miscellaneous Prohibitions Relating to Employment and Discrimination, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors659.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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